|Black Women and Breast Cancer|
Black women are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, but are 40% more likely to die from it. The disparity can be even higher for other cancers.
According to this article, part of the reason for this is that Black women are less likely to stick with follow-up treatment.
If African American women - and men - are less likely to attend follow-up appointments or stick with the treatment, there could be many reasons for this. They could be finding it harder to pay for the treatment. Finances are often a factor. They may find it difficult to have to take time off from work; transport may be a problem.
Black patients tend to do better with Black doctors. There may be other psychological, emotional or social factors involved. Read this article to find out more about this topic.
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