Breast Cancer Deaths Declining In Wisconsin

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State officials reported that breast cancer incidence and mortality rates in Wisconsin are declining, but not all racial and ethnic groups are benefiting from advances that lead to improvements in survival. The Wisconsin report reveals a key health disparity between white and African American women, showing that even though white women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer.

'While the decline in breast cancer incidence and mortality is encouraging, the need for effective and early screening is still very important to women of all ethnic and racial groups,' said Department of Health and Family Services Secretary Kevin Hayden.

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