Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women and surgery is a primary treatment for these women. Among women receiving surgery, up to 13% will have a post-operative visit to an emergency department, according to recent research.

A new study from USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Keck Medicine of USC, discovered there is a greater likelihood that Hispanic and non-Hispanic Black women will have a post-surgery emergency department visit within 90 days than non-Hispanic white women.

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