Study finds certain women are getting screened too late for breast cancer

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Women of color may need to consider earlier screening for breast cancer.

That's according to a new study from Massachusetts General Hospital. Researchers there found black, hispanic and asian women are generally diagnosed with breast cancer earlier than white women. They also found black and hispanic women tended to be diagnosed with more aggressive cancers.

Outside experts say the solution may not be earlier screening, but rather improving the quality of overall care among minorities.