Breast cancer death rates higher for black women

Apr 8, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WJRT

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make the so-called "morning-after pill" -- an emergency contraceptive -- available to all women regardless of age.

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stop allowing these hospitals to "diagnose" you with breat cancer!! blk women don't die from "breast cancer" until they are "diagnosed."

get it?

of course we may have issues with tumors because of enviormental poisoning but we need to seek natural alternative for our health.

rub essential oils onto your breast at least once a week.

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Black women are also least likely to breastfeed and this significantly lowers your risk for breast cancer. Mothers milk is also more healthy for babies than formula.

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...rub essential oils onto your breast at least once a week.
LOLOLOLOL!!!!!

Oops, I'm sorry...I know you're being serious here...but as you can see I'm "immature"...LOLOL!! !!

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Black women are also least likely to breastfeed and this significantly lowers your risk for breast cancer. Mothers milk is also more healthy for babies than formula.
You can't tell me that baby formula isn't being spiked with som'm crazy!

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dragonpat wrote:
stop allowing these hospitals to "diagnose" you with breat cancer!! blk women don't die from "breast cancer" until they are "diagnosed."
get it?
of course we may have issues with tumors because of enviormental poisoning but we need to seek natural alternative for our health.
rub essential oils onto your breast at least once a week.
If you have breast cancer and are not diagnosed, you still die. No one is looking at women of color and sorting them out to die. There's something else going on and it's important that we figure out what it is. There's probably several things going on, but just as genetics determine skin color, it is quite possible that there's some genetic thread in some Black women that make them susceptible to more difficult-to-treat breast cancers.

The BRCA genes show up more often in women of European Jewish ancestry. They're just more likely to have those particular problem genes. Blacks are more likely to carry the sickle cell trait. It appears that Hispanics and Native Americans are more likely to develop Type II diabetes. Again, multiple factors are often present. It's rarely as simple as the genetics of sickle cell anemia are.

But if you have breast cancer you won't survive by avoiding diagnosis. You'll die sooner if it was going to take you anyway.

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If you have breast cancer and are not diagnosed, you still die. No one is looking at women of color and sorting them out to die. There's something else going on and it's important that we figure out what it is. There's probably several things going on, but just as genetics determine skin color, it is quite possible that there's some genetic thread in some Black women that make them susceptible to more difficult-to-treat breast cancers.
The BRCA genes show up more often in women of European Jewish ancestry. They're just more likely to have those particular problem genes. Blacks are more likely to carry the sickle cell trait. It appears that Hispanics and Native Americans are more likely to develop Type II diabetes. Again, multiple factors are often present. It's rarely as simple as the genetics of sickle cell anemia are.
But if you have breast cancer you won't survive by avoiding diagnosis. You'll die sooner if it was going to take you anyway.
I think you may be oversimpliflying things a bit here. I agree that there's an issue and it is expedient that we get to the bottom of things as quickly as possible, however with the excellerated increase of breast cancer in Black women we shouldn't trivialize things by not considering BOTH the internal genetic conditioning of the Black woman along with a possible systematic EXTERNAL plot on the health of the Black woman too.

The stats are just too disproportionate for you not to look at this situation more holistically.

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vampiYAH stabB wrote:
<quoted text>I think you may be oversimpliflying things a bit here. I agree that there's an issue and it is expedient that we get to the bottom of things as quickly as possible, however with the excellerated increase of breast cancer in Black women we shouldn't trivialize things by not considering BOTH the internal genetic conditioning of the Black woman along with a possible systematic EXTERNAL plot on the health of the Black woman too.
The stats are just too disproportionate for you not to look at this situation more holistically.
I don't believe there's a LARGE plot. There may well be isolated pockets where the terrible discriminations of the past still exist, but i do not think there's a plot.

It's not that simple. We know that sickle cell anemia is not a "plot," and yet I bet there are areas where people who have that disease do not get adequate treatment. The reasons may be as simple as discrimination, or socially based -- for instance, inadequate transportation. For poor people with this disease, the healthcare network may well be inadequate.

I know of a young man who died of juvenile diabetes at the age of 35. He finally got a good job with adequate health care, but it was too late. His body had suffered too much damage over the many years his health care was inadequte or completely absent.

Genetically it appears that Black women may be more likely to get the "triple negative" kind of breast cancer, which is aggressive and for which we don't have as many effective treatments. There have been some recent breakthroughs but a lot needs to be done. It's not as simple as sickle cell genetics so the research is much more complicated.

But other factors creep in again that I've already mentioned, such as lack of health insurance, inadequate transportation -- all kinds of things.

You can believe whatever you want. Your experiences are your experiences and I'm sure your conclusions have validity, but I don't believe you're on a useful path for sorting this out.

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