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Cancer earlier in black women

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Black women may be at risk of breast cancer more than two decades earlier than white women, according to UK researchers.
They studied 102 black women and 191 white women diagnosed with breast cancer in London between 1994 and 2005.
This was the first study to look at patterns of breast cancer among black women in the UK.
The researchers found that black women were diagnosed at an average age of 46, while white women tended to be diagnosed at the age of 67, around 21 years later.
The survival rate was poorer among black women, with tumours in younger black patients more likely to be aggressive and less responsive to drugs, the authors said in a study due to be published in the British Journal of Cancer
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