Top Breast Cancer Stories From 2013

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  • 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 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

BRCA1 and BRCA2 More Common Among Black Women

Researchers from University of Chicago and the University of Washington found that 22 percent of African-American women were carries for BRCA1 or BRCA2, flawed genes that put women more at-risk for cancer. They believe that these genetic mutations may be the reason why Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with more aggressive forms of the disease such as triple-negative breast cancer.

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