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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.

Cancer Stage Related to Degree of Depression in Young African-American Women

Young African-American women with breast cancer report more symptoms of depression than their healthy peers, even when they have good social support systems and an ability to adapt to new environments or situations, a study published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship shows.

Delayed Time to Surgery Reduces Survival Rates in Young Women

Young women whose surgery-only breast cancer treatment is delayed longer than 6 weeks have decreased survival rates compared with women who are treated sooner.

Researchers Find Age-specific Breast Cancer Incidences Vary by Race

A study suggests age-specific incidences of breast cancer subtypes vary by race, showing that the differences by race occur only when tumor subtypes are grouped together. 

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.

Denver, CO  ·  September 13, 2014

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