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It’s important to point out that a woman’s age, ethnicity and family history all play a significant role in her risk of developing breast cancer. That said, Black women and women of color in general tend to develop a more aggressive form of breast cancer and their mortality rate tends to be higher than white women.

I understand that this may be unsettling news for women who’ve already undergone a mastectomy, but additional research is still required at this point. It’s possible somewhere down the line another group of researchers may find mastectomies and lumpectomies to be effective in preventing breast cancer after all.

New Research Suggests Mastectomies Don’t Prevent Breast Cancer was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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