African American Women With Breast Cancer Less Likely To Have Newer, Recommended Surgical Procedure

There are 1 comment on the Surgical Products story from Jun 19, 2014, titled African American Women With Breast Cancer Less Likely To Have Newer, Recommended Surgical Procedure. In it, Surgical Products reports that:

African American women with early stage, invasive breast cancer were 12 percent less likely than Caucasian women with the same diagnosis to receive a minimally-invasive technique, axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy , even as the procedure had become the standard of surgical practice, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson ... (more)

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This is sad

Charleston, SC

#1 Jun 19, 2014
Were they less likely to receive it due to the fact that they could not afford it... Or the fact that doctors are not recommending this procedure to them?

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