BLACK AFRICAN WOMEN ALMOST TWICE AS LIKELY TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH LATE STAGE BREAST CANCERS COMPARED TO WHITE WOMEN

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Black African women are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer as white women in England according to new analysis* from Cancer Research UK and Public Health England released.

While there are still gaps, this information provides a useful insight into which ethnic groups are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage cancer– Dr Jodie Moffat

Twenty five per cent of Black African women and 22 per cent of Black Caribbean women diagnosed with breast cancer are picked up at stage three and four.

This compares to thirteen per cent of white British women.

This is the first time data on more specific ethnic groups and their stage at diagnosis from across England has been routinely released, helping to build a clearer picture of who is diagnosed at an early or late stage.

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Ethnicity and stage at diagnosis was collected for women diagnosed…

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