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The number of patients dying from breast cancer is on the decline... that's the good news.

The bad news is there's still a large gap between black and white women in terms of mortality and when one is diagnosed.

Those are the findings of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Black women still have a disproportionately higher breast cancer death rate:41 percent higher than white women.

The report suggests a link between the high mortality rate and data showing black women less frequently use mammography than white women.

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