Top Breast Cancer Stories From 2013

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  • Black Women More Likely To Die From Breast Cancer
  • Black Breast Cancer Survivors Have Higher Risk of Heart Failure
  • School-Age Drinking Increases Breast Cancer Risk
  • Black Women With Breast Cancer Are More At Risk for PSTD
  • 3D Mammograms May Detect Breast Cancer Better
  • The Major Breast Cancer Headlines
  • Women of Color More Likely to Underestimate Breast Cancer Risk
  • FDA Approves First Pre-Surgical Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Cancer Increasing Among African-Americans
  • BRCA1 and BRCA2 More Common Among Black Women
  • Angelina Jolie Double Mastectomy Sparks National Debate
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway Came Out As a Breast Cancer Survivor
  • Losing Weight Reduces Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Black Women With Breast Cancer Are More At Risk for PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among women with breast cancer isn’t rare, but a March study suggests that Black and Asian women have a 50 percent higher chance of being diagnosed with the psychiatric disorder. While the study’s authors admit aren’t sure why, they hope that understanding how women cope could help improve African-American women’s survival rates, reported WebMD.  

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