Black Females and Breast Cancer

Compared to white women, Black women in the U.S. are about 40% more likely to die from breast cancer. Black women ultimately die more, are diagnosed younger, at later stages and with more aggressive types of breast cancer.

Black women are more likely not to get regular doctor checkups or bring any changes regarding breast to the attention of their doctor as soon as they notice the change.

Black females are likely to put off getting a mammogram

Black females have higher obesity rates than white women, which has a direct correlation to cancer diagnosis. Manage weight and exercise regularly lowers your risk of breast cancer.