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In this section, access cutting-edge news about breast cancer in African-American women including treatment updates, emerging therapies, study results and other medical and quality-of-life issues important to you.

Doctors Less Likely to Offer Fertility Information to Some Women Before Cancer Therapy

Some premenopausal women are less likely than others to be told about, or pursue, fertility preservation before breast cancer treatment, a recent study showed.

Asian, Black and Young Women Have Most Post-traumatic Stress Disorder After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

About one-fourth of women show post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms soon after being diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, a new study shows. Young women and those who are black or Asian have higher PTSD risk.

Minorities wait longer for breast cancer surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among young women diagnosed with breast cancer, black and Hispanic patients were more likely to wait weeks for treatment, in a new study from California.

Care and Outcome Differ for African-American Women

A report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that African-American women are diagnosed with breast cancer less often than white women but continue to experience higher death rates. 

African-American Women Overtreated in Cancer Staging Process

An analysis of data collected in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare database between 2002 and 2007 shows that though newer, less invasive breast cancer staging procedures have become standard, African-American women were 12 percent less likely to have the less invasive surgery than their white peers. 

Longer waits for breast cancer patients on Medicare

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with a new diagnosis of breast cancer who are covered by Medicare are waiting longer and longer to get treatment, according to a new nationwide study.

Perceptions of cancer care may not match reality

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study, the impressions of breast cancer patients about the quality of care they received often differed from medical definitions of quality -- in part because the patients were judging their experiences by a different set of standards.

Black women more likely to die of breast cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than 1,700 black women die of breast cancer every year in the United States because of racial disparities in cancer risks and access to care, suggests a new study.

Cancer disparities exist despite good insurance

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite having equal access to health care through military health insurance, black women with breast cancer are less likely than white women to receive certain aggressive treatments, according to the findings of a new study.

Radiation may increase long-term heart risks

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women treated for breast cancer with radiation therapy are more likely to die from heart disease 20 years or more down the line than women who don't get radiation, according to a new study.

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