Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 30th, 2003
This improvement in survival is attributed to progress in both early detection and better treatments for the disease.
But the survival gap between white women and black women in the U.S. is widening. African American women are 30% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, according to Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2003-2004.
The latest figures show more than 90% of breast cancers are now diagnosed at a local or regional stage, when 5-year survival rates are 97% and 79%,...
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