Jul 20, 2017 · To get a clearer understanding of why things are different—and what you can do about it—we discussed Black women and breast cancer with Marc Hurlbert, PhD, Chief Mission Officer of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. How big is the gap in death rates between Black women and women of other races?Author: BWHI_Staff.
Roughly 90 percent of white women with breast cancer will survive five years after diagnosis. Only 79 percent of black women will. But even as the mortality gap persists, a small army of passionate advocates are proving this is a failure we can avoid. Sunny Sea Gold reports.
The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of finding breast cancer early.