12% of all women will get diagnosed with breast cancer, and of those 3.5% will die
There is a lower incidence rate for Latinas, but they are more likely to have large tumors and metastatic cancer
Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in Latina women
About 70 per 100,000 Hispanic women develop breast cancer a year
Only about 40% of Hispanic women are utilizing mammography
In a study comparing Latinas (803 Latinas) to Anglo women (422 Anglos):
Q: What factors affect these statistics?
A: Cultural beliefs as well as "too little" knowledge of breast cancer symptoms, risks and prevention
Findings found in: Latinas and breast cancer. The Western Journal of Medicine, v164 n5 p405, May 1996.
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