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Study: Race, Ethnicity Factors in Surviving Breast Cancer

Your chances of surviving breast cancer may depend on whether you are black or white, Asian or Hispanic. A new study finds that survival is not entirely dependent on diagnosing the disease at an early stage or on access to quality care. Dr. Steven Narod and his team at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto analyzed the medical records of 452,000 women in the U.S. who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2004 and 2011. They found that black women have a higher risk of death seven years...

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