Breast cancer disparities for African-American women are startling. According to the most recent data available, breast cancer mortality is about 40 percent higher for African-American women in the U.S. than Caucasian women. And, African-American women are often diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer when treatment options are limited, costly and the prognosis is poor. Susan G. Komen believes this is unacceptable and is working to change these outcomes.
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Cities with the icons above are the U.S cities with the greatest disparities in breast cancer mortality rate between African-American and white women.
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Komen believes that where you live should not determine whether you live - and that all women should have equal access to quality breast health care. We are committed to fixing the issue and working to bridge the gap in access to high-quality health care to reduce the rate, and, ultimately, end breast cancer disparities.
One of the most promising community approaches supported by Komen is the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force (the “Task Force”). Physicians, community leaders, and public health advocates across Chicago convened to form the Task Force in 2007. Komen provided $2.6 million to support the work of the Task Force, which is a collaboration of the Sinai Urban Health Institute, Avon Foundation for Women, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, National Institutes for Health, Illinois Department of Public Health, Telligen, and a host of other public and private entities.
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