Komen San Diego’s Executive Director Column in The U-T

More African-American Women Die From Breast Cancer. Lack of access to early screenings, insurance cited.

By Laura Farmer Sherman, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen San Diego

According to the National Cancer Institute, in San Diego County while white women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, African American women are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer. And according to the International Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, in Los Angeles, the mortality of African American women compared to white women is an astonishing 70 percent higher. Read more at the UT

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