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‘If I lived on the North Side’: Neighborhood may matter more than race in breast cancer survival rates

By Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune In 2008, South Shore resident Cheryl King found a lump in her right breast. When she told a health professional at a South Side facility, he dismissed it, saying many African-Americans have lumps in their breasts. In the three months it took to get appointments and tests with other professionals to verify it was cancer, it had grown into a stage 2 tumor. King, 59, is not alone. Racial disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and survival rates may ...

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