Black women have the highest breast cancer death rates of all racial and ethnic groups and are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The CDC says breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States, and while breast cancer deaths are declining fastest among white women, they are not in black women.

Some of the reasons cited include black women often have cancers that grow faster and are harder to treat, and black women often have fewer social and economic resources than other women.

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