Black Women Highest Breast Cancer Rates – Research Report

A nw analysis f breast cancer is giving doctors n patients wealth f information geared t helping t diagnose n treat th disease. Te data was presented n report released Monday, 30 March 2015, y fu major cancer groups n t U.S., including te American Cancer Society. It provides te mst detailed analysis t date f breast cancer risk b age, race n geography. Acorng t t report black women have nerly twic te rate f triple negative breast cancer (the deadliest form) s white women an have te highest mortality rate fm n form f breast cancer. Triple negative is n f fu molecular types f breast cancer. A nw report emphasizes hw important it is fo doctors t identify te risks an treatments f eac form. Fr example, triple negative cancers do nt respond t etan hormonal therapies tat can help ther women. Triple negative breast cancer can be effectively treated f t disease is caught early. In thi case, th patient needs t undergo long cou f aggressive chemotherapy an radiation. Th nationwide data — published n te Journal f te National Cancer Institute an co-authored b th American Association f Central Cancer Registries, te American Cancer Society, te Centers fr Disease Control n Prevention, n te National Cancer Institute t te National Institutes f Health — may help doctors identify whih patients are t mt risk fr c type f breast cancer n whih treatments may be mot effective. T authors f t paper looked t th impact f number f genetic, environmental n social factors including ethnicity, race, age nd poverty level tht may contribute t breast cancer risk. Zelma Watkins, black woman, was nl 44 wn routine mammogram turned u omtng suspicious. ‘The fact tt I had mammogram &nu,r year an ty nevr had t take additional pictures’, said Watkins, ‘I was thinking tat mting was nt quit right’. Watkins had triple negative breast cancer, whih required intensive chemotherapy. Researchers used t think te poor outcome n blacks was due t higher poverty rates leading t delays n diagnosis n treatment. B&upsilon,t nw information surfaced n th report tat suggests tere are the factors t play. Newly discovered genetic hot spots linked t breast cancer ‘There were at&upsilon,aly te clues tht thr might be sme biological differences n breast cancer s well,’ said Dr. Lisa Newman, surgical oncologist specializing n breast cancer. ‘This report confirms tat suspicion. Breast cancer afflicts African-American women n dfferent ways.’ Watkins volunteers wt Sisters Network Inc., group tt carries ut breast cancer education nd outreach fo black women. ‘I don’t see wh I had triple negative breast cancer, it does nt run n m family,’ said Watkins. ‘But, t fact tt I was receiving m annual mammograms, it was detected t n early stage’. Dr. Newman stressed tht breast cancer has t st prognosis whn caught early. She said tat makes screening peiy important n black women w are t te highest risk fr th deadliest form. Author’s Bio: Dan Altic – PhD Science: 30+ years experience in ‘Nutrition and Lifestyle as Prevention, Cause and Treatment of Chronic Diseases’, We raise awareness on the link between acidosis, cancer and alkaline diet. ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA === undefined) { window.CHITIKA = { ‘units’ : [] }, }, var unit = {‘calltype’:’async[2]’,’publisher’:’selfgrowth’,’width’:300,’height’:250,’sid’:’Chitika Default’}, var placement_id = window.CHITIKA.units.length, window.CHITIKA.units.push(unit), }()),

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