Study Looks at Concerns of Black Women After Treatment

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It’s been known for more than 20 years that black women have worse survival rates than white women after a breast cancer diagnosis. Black women are also more likely to be diagnosed with more aggressive forms of breast cancer, which usually require more and more aggressive treatments. Earlier research suggests that there is some overlap between the concerns of black women and white women after breast cancer treatment, but there are also concerns that are unique to black women. A study has explored these concerns in-depth and found that medical mistrust is one of the biggest issues faced by black women after breast cancer treatment. The research was published online on Aug. 19,2016 by the journal Supportive Care in Cancer. Read the abstract of “Post-treatment problems of African American breast cancer survivors.” "We know that 21% of African American women with breast cancer don't survive 5 years past their diagnosis, compared to only 8% of Caucasian women," said lead author An

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