A study of breast cancer trends in Florida between 1990 and 2015 found that despite a narrowing of racial disparities in breast cancer survival rates, the number of Black women who die of breast cancer was still double that of white women, reports HealthDay News

Hines said the study points to some key factors: Black women tend to be diagnosed at a later stage, and they are less likely than white women to receive surgery, radiation or hormone therapy.

Those factors — along with poverty, lack of insurance and the aggressiveness of the cancer — seemed to explain much of the death-rate disparity between Black women and white women, the study found.

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