For decades, breast cancer has been less common in black women than white women, yet killed black women at a higher rate.
One of those gaps has finally closed. Unfortunately for black women, it's the first one.
A new report suggests black and white women are now being diagnosed with breast cancer at the same rate, because diagnoses have grown more common in black women while the white rate has leveled off.
Meanwhile, the death gap actually widened.
"It's a terrible situation" for black women, said the lead author of the new report, Carol DeSantis of the American Cancer Society.
The article was published electronically Thursday in CA: A Cancer...