Black Women In Chicago Are 40% More Likely To Die From Breast Cancer Than White Women | WBEZ
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Black Women In Chicago Are 40% More Likely To Die From Breast Cancer Than White Women

A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights the story of one Chicago woman struggling to get treatment for breast cancer.

Part of the reason for her struggle, the article argues, is racism. Not the kind of blatant racism many people are familiar with, but structural racism: the kind that permeates lots of American systems and institutions, including health care.

WBEZ's Melba Lara spoke with Dr. David Ansell of Rush University Medical Center and the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force about the article and how structural racism plays out in Chicago health care.

This interview was produced by WBEZ's Alyssa Edes.

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