Earlier breast cancer screening would narrow mortality gap for Black women, U.S. study finds

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(Reuters) – Racial disparities in breast cancer survival in the United States could be cut by more than half if Black women got mammograms every other year starting at age 40, according to findings from a model of simulated health outcomes published on Monday. Compared with white women in the United States, Black women are younger at breast cancer diagnosis, are diagnosed more often with hard-to-treat or advanced-stage cancers, and are more likely to die from breast cancer, the study authors note. The government-backed U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) – whose guidelines are widely …

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