According to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), black women have the highest rates of death from breast cancer among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, according to the CDC. What factors contribute to this health disparity? Here's what CDC research shows:
• Black women often have cancers that grow faster and are harder to treat.
• Black women often have fewer social and economic resources than other women.
• Black women are less likely to get prompt follow-up care when their mammogram shows something that is not normal.
• Black women are less likely to get high-quality treatment if they have cancer.