African-Americans and Breast Cancer: The Numbers Behind It All

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Trends in Breast Cancer Incidence

Between 2003 and 2007, the average yearly breast cancer incidence rate in Black women was 114.7 cases per 100,000 women, which was 6 percent lower than in white women. However, in women aged 45 or younger, incidence rates were higher among African-Americans than whites. (Source: American Cancer Society)

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