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Older Black Women Less Likely to Survive Breast Cancer

Black women with breast cancer have higher mortality rates than white women, a recent study found. African-American women — 65 and older and on Medicare — were 13 percent more likely to die within five years of being diagnosed, Al Jazeera America reported. The study’s authors attribute this disparity to lower quality health care, late testing and cancer being more advanced and aggressive in Black women. 

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