Southeast Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander, as well as Black, Hispanic, and American Indian 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.
But when breast cancer was diagnosed at an early-stage, Southeast Asian and South Asian women were less likely than White women to die from the cancer. Unfortunately, Hispanic, American Indian, Pacific Islander and Black women were more likely than White women to die from breast cancer even after an early stage diagnosis.
- See “Racial and ethnic disparities persist for early-stage breast cancer detection and survival” from the MD Anderson Research Highlights on newswise.com (May 4, 2022)
- See the abstract of the scientific study “A Contemporary Analysis of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Diagnosis of Early-Stage Breast Cancer and Stage-Specific Survival by Molecular Subtype” by Kristin M. Primm et al.