ICARE Social Media Post October 2019

Inherited Breast Cancer Among Latina Women

Latina women are at risk for inherited breast cancer:

Breast cancer mortality rates are higher among Latina women compared to non-Hispanic White women. Latina women also have a higher prevalence of triple-negative breast cancer when compared to with non-Hispanic White women.

Latina women are diagnosed with breast cancer at earlier ages, 56 years versus 63 years for non-Hispanic White women. They are also more likely to develop triple-negative breast cancer.

According to the NCCN guidelines, genetic testing for inherited breast cancer should be offered to:

1) ALL Latina women diagnosed with breast cancer at 45 or younger and/or

2) Latina women with a diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer at £ 60 years.

Additional information can be found at Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention at https://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/early/2019/10/02/1055-9965.EPI-19-0035.full-text.pdf!

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