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Breast cancer is more aggressive in African-American women
Date:10/29/2007

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Moran said she hoped that the study would increase awareness of the aggressive nature of breast cancer in African American women. She said this does not mean that African American women should not have lumpectomies. She emphasized that greater attention should be paid to ensure the tumor is completely removed and that follow up radiation therapy is adequate and includes the entire breast and lymph nodes.

We hope that patients and physicians will help reduce the gap in the disparities between the two populations by improving early detection/screening, better access to care and compliance with chemotherapy and radiation, Moran said. These patients can modify their lifestyles to decrease risk factors, such as obesity. There also is a need for African American patients to take part in large breast cancer studies to better understand the ethnicity based differences in breast cancer.


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