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Black, Hispanic Women Increasingly Likely to Refuse Surgery for Early Breast Cancer

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By: Jason Harris From: onclive.com Incidence of surgery refusal has increased by nearly 50% among Black and Hispanic women with potentially curable, nonmetastatic breast cancer over the past decade, according to findings from an analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program data. Incidence of surgery refusal has increased by nearly 50% among Black and Hispanic women with potentially curable, …

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Parabens: Certain types may increase breast cancer risk in Black women

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From: medicalnewstoday.com Researchers investigated the effects of parabens—a class of preservatives used in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products—on Black breast cancer cell lines. They found that parabens may increase growth in Black breast cancer cell lines. The researchers conclude that their findings can be used by all women who are at a high risk of developing breast cancer. In the United …

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25-year-long study of Black women links frequent use of lye-based hair relaxers to a higher risk of breast cancer

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Source: The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. From: theconversation.com The big idea Frequent and long-term use of lye-based hair straightening products, or relaxers, may increase the risk of breast cancer among Black women, compared with more moderate use. Boston University’s Black Women’s Health Study followed 59,000 self-identified African American women for over 25 years, sending …

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Black women at higher risk for triple-negative breast cancer mortality

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From: healio.com Black women had a significantly higher risk for death due to nonmetastatic triple-negative breast cancer than white women, according to study results published in JAMA Oncology. The difference may be partially explained by disparities in receipt of surgery and chemotherapy, researchers noted. “Black women experience a disproportional burden of poor breast cancer outcomes than white women, which is …

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SINGLE-DOSE RADIATION THERAPY FOR BREAST CANCER REMOVES TREATMENT BARRIERS FOR UNDERSERVED BLACK WOMEN

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From: prnewswire.com TARGIT Collaborative Group advocates wider adoption of TARGIT-IORT to address racial disparities and reduce compliance issues Black women experience longer breast cancer treatment times and may have less access to essential radiation technology, according to a recent study published in the journal Cancer.(1) In response, the TARGIT Collaborative Group (TCG), a national cancer advocacy organization of doctors and …

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Know Your History, Know Your Risk: Saving Black Lives From Breast Cancer

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From: businesswire.com Susan G. Komen® Is Committed to Eliminating Disparities in Outcomes for Black Women According to Susan G. Komen®, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, the inequities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic have long been experienced by Black women with breast cancer. The tragic history of breast cancer for Black women is one of being underserved at almost …

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Black Women Face Barriers to Breast Cancer Treatment, Study Finds

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By: Kara-Marie Hall, RN, BSN, CCRN From: verywellhealth.com Key Takeaways Recent research shows Black women are less likely to be offered hypofractionated radiation therapy as an option for breast cancer treatment. Black women face several inequalities that start from the moment they seek a diagnosis. Access to breast cancer treatment can depend on trust, awareness, and financial resources. Improving healthcare …

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Regular Aspirin Use May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

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By: Kaitlyn D’Onofrio From: docwirenews.com Black women who regularly take aspirin may have a lower risk for breast cancer, a study observed. Compared to white women, black women are more likely to die from breast cancer and to have estrogen receptor (ER)-negative tumors. Previous studies have observed a correlation between aspirin use and reduced cancer risk. But epidemiologic studies focusing …