What are the racial and ethnic predilections of breast cancer?

Updated: Dec 16, 2019
  • Author: Jessica Katz, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: Marie Catherine Lee, MD, FACS  more...
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White and black women have a higher incidence of breast cancer than Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American women. [19] See the image below.

Breast cancer incidence by ethnicity. In the Unite Breast cancer incidence by ethnicity. In the United States in 2013, the rate of breast cancer was highest in white women, followed by black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander (A/PI), and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women. Courtesy of CDC (National Program of Cancer Registries and National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program).

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