Did You Know…?
- An estimated 26,840 new cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among African American women in 2011
- The overall incidence rate of breast cancer is 10% lower in African American women than white women
- African American women have a five year survival rate of 78% after diagnosis as compared to 90% for white women
- The incidence rate of breast cancer among women under age 45 is higher for African American women compared to white women
Source: American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures for African American 2011-2012