Breast cancer more lethal in Hispanic women

[WCCO-TV News, September 25, 2021] It's National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15. While celebrating Latinx culture, it is a chance to highlight health care disparities impacting the community, especially around breast cancer as the pandemic has deepened disparities in care.

Dr. Domingo Perez is an oncologist with Allina Health. He said breast cancer is less common in Hispanic women then in non-Hispanic white and Black women.

But there's a big "but."

"Breast cancer in Hispanic women is the most common type of cancer and the deadliest one," Dr. Perez said. He said the problem stems from this type of cancer being diagnosed at a later stage, therefore making it less curable.

Posted on September 26, 2021 in breast cancerVirginia Piper Cancer Institute

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