African American women are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer. Unfortunately, new research also indicates that if an African American woman does get breast cancer, she’s more likely to die from it.
It’s not a case of unlucky genetics. African American women often have less access to mammograms and therefore are diagnosed later the later stages of cancer when it’s more difficult to treat and beat.
Mammograms are vital to early detection and giving women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds a fighting chance against breast cancer.
Deputy fire chief Lorraine Hutchinson is one of the women who has beaten the odds and survived breast cancer. Her story is a must-hear for every woman! Early detection is key!
Want to help close the healthcare gap by bringing early detection to those who cannot afford it? Check out our Gift That Gives More dedicated to the cause!
The Breast Cancer Site is a place where supporters and survivors come together to help fight breast cancer. In addition to sharing personal stories of hope, shopping for the cause, and signing petitions, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on a pink button to provide free mammograms for women in need. Visit The Breast Cancer Site and click today - it's free!