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Mammography database of African American women addresses breast cancer disparities

June 20, 2008 Mammography database of African American women addresses breast cancer disparities Douglas Page ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The rate of decline in breast cancer rates over the past decade has been smaller among African American women than the general population, despite improved screening techniques. African American women are more likely to develop cancer before age 35 and more likely to die from it at any age. Some studies have suggested there may be a difference in the histology of tumors, leading to a tendency for the cancer to be more aggressive in this population.

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