10/04/2013 11:39 am ET | Updated May 26, 2015

Breast Cancer Rates On The Rise In Black Women, And More Health News This Week


An estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 39,620 breast cancer deaths are expected to occur among U.S. women in 2013. And according to a report released this week by the American Cancer Society, an increasing number of them will be black women.

Read on to see just how much breast cancer incidence rates are converging among white and African-American women, plus more notes on the black health chart this week.

Black Health News This Week

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