Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) — Black women with breast cancer are less likely than their white peers to benefit from improved surgical techniques used to treat their disease, according to a new study.
 
After examining five years of data, researchers in Houston found black women were 12 percent less likely than white women to undergo less invasive procedures for staging breast cancer, such as sentinel lymph node biopsy. They advised that these improved techniques should be more widely used.
 
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