Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death among black women, surpassed only by lung cancer. Breast cancer death rates among black women increased from 1975 to 1991 but declined thereafter as a result of improvements in both early detection and treatment. Before the mid-1980s, breast cancer death rates for white and black women were similar. However, a larger increase in black women from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, followed by a slower decline, led to a widening racial disparity that peaked around 2010. Since 1990, breast cancer death rates dropped by 26% in NH black women compared to 40% in NH white women. Breast cancer death rates in the most recent time period (2012-2016) are about 40% higher in black women compared to white women. The racial disparity is largely due to more advanced stage at diagnosis, higher prevalence of obesity, comorbidities, and unfavorable tumor characteristics (e.g., triple-negative breast cancers), as well as access and adherence to high-quality cancer treatment. A recent study by the American Cancer Society researchers found that lack of private/Medicare insurance and unfavorable tumor characteristics were the most important factors contributing to the higher risk of death among black breast cancer patients under age 65 with early-stage disease, explaining one-third and one-fifth of the disparity, respectively.- Sisters Network Inc.
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