Breast Cancer More Deadly to Blacks Than Whites
Posted on Mar 21, 2006
Black American women are 19% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, according to a new study. This is just the most recent of many studies illustrating that within our healthcare system, even after controlling for socioeconomic factors, blacks still receive a poorer quality of healthcare than whites.
Black American women are 19 percent more likely than white women to die of breast cancer, a new study finds.
And a second study in the March 20 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that minority women in the United States are half as likely as white women to receive recommended post-surgical drug treatment for breast cancer. This may partially explain why black women are more likely to die from breast cancer, the researchers said.
Link (Hat tip: broadsheet)
Related Link: PBS NewsHour “Unequal Medical Treatment”