The African American/Black, Hispanic/Latina, and other communities within the U.S. continue to be disproportionately burdened by high incidence (new cases) and mortality rates of breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women in the U.S. White women have the highest breast cancer incidence overall, while Asian-American and Pacific Islander women have the lowest.
African-American women have the highest breast cancer mortality overall, while Asian-American and Pacific Islander women have the lowest.
In the U.S. white, black and Asian-American women 45 years of age and older reported similar numbers for having a mammogram in the past two years (69 percent, 70 percent, and 69 percent respectively).
However, in women of other racial/ethnic groups, mammography usage is slightly lower: 64 percent in Hispanic/Latina women, and 61 percent in American Indian, and Alaska Native women.
See “Facts about Breast Cancer Disparities” on the Susan G. Komen website