New breast cancer statistics show that the incidences in black women has almost become even with the incidences in white women.
Some of the new information is considered a little unexpected. Carol DeSantis -- with the American Cancer Society -- says one of the few surprises is that the cancer-rate for black women and white women is about the same now.
"That is really driven by an increase in incidence in Africa-American women," DeSantis said.
Statistics show the rate of breast cancer among white women is holding steady -- about one in eight get the disease in their lifetime.
She says the mortality rate -- NOT surviving breast-cancer -- is higher among African-American women. The key to survival, she says, is detecting the breast-cancer early.