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Black Women’s Breast Cancer Risk Rises To Equal White Women’s
National Public Radio

For decades, African-American women have been less likely to get breast cancer than white women, but that health advantage has now all but disappeared. “For a while we’ve seen the increase in black women and stable rates in white women,” says Carol DeSantis, an epidemiologist with the American Cancer Society who led the study. “Even though we’d seen the trend,” she says, “it’s sort of shocking.”

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