(CNN) - The good news is the number of patients dying from breast cancer is on the decline.
But 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.