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Non-White women less likely to have breast cancer diagnosed at an early stage

Black, Hispanic, American Indian, and some Asian women were less likely than White women to be diagnosed with breast cancer when it was in the early stage, according to a study of about 842,000 U.S. women diagnosed from 2000 to 2017.

And when breast cancer was diagnosed at an early-stage, Hispanic, American Indian, Pacific Islander and Black women were more likely than White women to die from the cancer. For women with a late-stage diagnosis, the disparity was greatest for Black women, who had 18% higher mortality than White women.