Is Breast Cancer Deadlier for Muslim Women, Black Women, and Other Women of Color?

Breast cancer is especially deadly for women of color, including Black women and Muslim woman. Black women get breast cancer at a lower rate than white women, but are more likely to die from it. Muslim women as a whole are less likely to receive mammograms, with only 50% of women reporting receipt of mammograms, as opposed to 70% of non-Muslim women. An intersectional identity — such as being a Black Muslim woman — likely increases the risk of later diagnosis and mortality.

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