07.25.2013

Study: Risk Factors Play Large Role in Survival Differences Between Black and White Women with Breast Cancer

A new study has found the survival disparity between white and black women with breast cancer relates to risk factors black women present with when diagnosed, according to an article on HealthDay.

According to the article, these risk factors include differences in tumor stage and size, and higher rates of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart failure.

The article says although treatment differences were often considered the reason behind the disparity, researchers found they did not explain a large amount of what they encountered in their study.

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