Your Risk For Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Depends On Where You’re From

It’s been said time and time again that triple-negative breast cancer is more common in Black American women when compared to other groups. Recently researchers have discovered that it actually depends on where Black women are born, so not all Black women have the same level of risk.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) researchers found that Black women, specifically those born in the United States and Western Africa were diagnosed more often with triple-negative breast cancer than women born in East Africa. This study’s findings were published in the ACS peer-reviewed journal, Cancer.

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Previous studies have reported that black women in the US are twice as likely as white women to be diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. This study, however, suggests that saying that all black women have a higher risk of being diagnosed with this cancer type may be too general of a statement.

Using the National Program of Cancer Registries, the ACS researchers identified 65,211 non-Hispanic black women who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer from 2010 to 2015. The women were recorded as being