Breast Cancer and African-American Women

Michel Martin, the host of the public radio program “Tell Me More,” explores the disparities in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and mortality among African-American women.¬†African-American women are more likely to die from breast cancer¬†than all other women. Experts say the gap is caused by lack of access to screening and treatment as well as lower quality screening and treatment. The gap in mortality from breast cancer has widened in the last 20 years, as loss of life from breast cancer for other populations has actually improved.

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