African American women are 10% less likely to have been diagnosed with breast cancer, but are almost 40% more likely to die from breast cancer, as compared to non-Hispanic white women. New research may point to factors behind these numbers.Author: Peter Jideonwo. Among black women, the most common cancers are breast (32% of all cancers), lung (11%), and colon and rectum (9%). African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial and ethnic group in the US for most cancers.
Oct 16, 2017 · Study: Lack of Insurance Linked to Higher Breast Cancer Death Rates in Black Women Oct 16, 2017 Differences in health insurance are a main reason why black women are more likely to die from breast cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the American Cancer Society, Emory University in Atlanta, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in. During that period, about 500 of the patients had died, nearly 300 of them from breast cancer. Black patients were nearly twice as likely as white patients to have died from breast cancer. The researchers also found that black patients were less likely than white patients to be diagnosed with either the luminal A or luminal B breast cancer subtypes.
Oct 03, 2016 · Breast Cancer Deaths Increasing for Black Women. The study, which looked at breast cancer deaths between 20in the 43 most populous U.S. cities, found that African-American women are 43% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women. That is an increase from 2009, when the difference in death rates was 39.7%.Author: Jennifer Clopton. Map of leukemia mortality in black females in the U.S. 1950-94. Different types of cancer can vary wildly in their prognosis. While the stage of cancer at diagnosis is most relevant to the survival of an individual patient, the type of cancer suggests an overall survival rate of the population.
Oct 25, 2016 · Although breast cancer death rates among American women decreased from 2010 to 2014, the mortality rate remained 41% higher among black women than white women, according to a study by the CDC in.