20 Oct Breast cancer deadlier for black women
Breast cancer will take the lives of an estimated 6,080 black women in the U.S. in 2013, according to the American Cancer Society.
One in three will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. An estimated 27,060 new cases of breast cancer are expected to occur in 2013. And, it is the second most common cause of cancer death among black women, surpassed only by lung cancer.
While black women are less likely than white women to get breast cancer, their death rate is 41 percent higher, according to the American Cancer Society.