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Comparison by race [ACS, 2011-2012]

• 5 yr African-American survivor rate is 78% vs Caucasian rate of 90%

• Incidence higher in blacks before age 40 and higher in whites after age 40

• Higher black mortality at any age


Comparison of Breast Cancer to other cancers for women [ACS, 2009]

• Most common cancer diagnosis in US women (other than skin cancer ) 1 in 4 cancers diagnosed in 2008; Higher incidence rate than lung cancer

• 2nd leading cause of death by cancer among women after lung cancer

• Leading cause of death by cancer for the 20-59 year age group

• Leading cause of cancer death for women worldwide




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