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

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Survival Rates

Between 1999 and 2006, the five-year cancer survival rate for African-Americans was 78 percent, compared to 90 percent for white women. Only about 51 percent of African-American women were diagnosed at an early stage, compared to 61 percent of white women. (Source: American Cancer Society)

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