Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 18th, 2001
Trends in risk factors, early detection, and treatment do not provide an obvious explanation for the substantial increase in breast cancer deaths for older black women. Black women under age 70 had higher rates than white women throughout the study. White women of all ages had consistent decreases in breast cancer mortality during the study period of 1979-1996; black women and women of other races did not see any significant decreases.
The authors, from the Medical College of Wisconsin,...
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