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14 July 2010 NEON Services No Comment

IT’S TIME FOR YOUR ANNUAL NEON MAMMOGRAM!

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in African American women, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among African American women (lung cancer is the first).

African American women are more likely than white women to get breast cancer between age 24 and 40. However, they are less likely than white women to get breast cancer after age 40.

In addition, African American women are more likely than white women to die from breast cancer. In fact, African American women have the highest death rate from breast cancer of any ethnic group.

In general, a lack of health insurance is related to lower survival among breast cancer patients. Also, breast cancer patients with lower incomes are more likely to be diagnosed with an advanced stage of breast cancer and to have lower survival rates at five years than higher-income patients. For example, low-income African American women experience lower survival than higher-income African American women.

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