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Healthy Living: Breast Cancer Disparities

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According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, breast cancer is the most common cancer for Black women in the U.S.

They are also 42% more likely to die from the disease than white women.

New research looks at one possible reason for the disparity.

Courtney Hunter explains in Healthy Living.

Melissa Davis says an aggressive form of cancer, triple negative breast cancer is highest in African American women, compared to white, Asian, and Hispanic women.

Triple negative breast cancer is often early onset, striking women before menopause. There are some treatments for triple negative, but Davis says the key is early detection.