ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
African American women have the highest mortality rate from breast cancer as they tend to be diagnosed later and with more aggressive cancers. Breast cancer incidence rates are higher among Black women than white women for women under age 45. The 5-year relative survival rate is 83% for Black women compared to 92% for white women.
ACCORDING TO THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
Breast cancer death rates are 40% higher among Black women than white women. Black women are more likely than white women to get triple-negative breast cancer.
If these facts are shocking to you then do not forget to schedule your mammogram (if you have not already done for the year) and encourage your sister girls to schedule theirs as well.
Ladies, we are wiser and stronger than ever, now let’s stay alive and healthy together!
Visit https://www.keep-a-breast.org/black-women-breast-cancer for more information about the Keep A Breast Foundation.
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