Breast cancer rates among African-American women under the age of 35 are two times higher than White women under age 35.
In this edition of Healthy Ever After, Erica Campbell talks about the battle against breast cancer. She talks about women’s tendency to put themselves last, leaving such a dangerous disease unchecked. Chances are, she says, you know somebody who has breast cancer. In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Erica talks about the steps we […]
Avon Foundation for Women data found that nationally Black women were 43 percent more likely to die from this disease.
Paulette Leaphart his finally arrived in Washington D.C. after setting out on a mission to walk from Biloxi, Mississipi, to the Nation’s Capitol to talk about health care reform and raise breast cancer awareness. The breast cancer survivor set foor in D.C. on June 27, just under two months from the day she left home […]
Paulette Leaphart had a double mastectomy in 2014 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. That moment sparked her journey as not only a breast cancer survivor, but an activist. Leaphart decided that her diagnosis would not define her. So she put on her running shoes in an attempt to bring awareness to the fight against cancer. Paulette walked […]
On October 20, I celebrated four years of survivorship/thrivership. I celebrated four years of being cancer-free. My cancer diagnosis story is not unlike many other women like me. I was a typical, multi-tasking miracle-working, taking-care-of-everyone superhero Black woman and went to the doctor for my annual checkup. It was there, in the most unexpected of surprises, […]
Let’s face it beauties, we love to shop. But with October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, why not spend our hard-earned dollars on products that will benefit research for the disease? Breast cancer remains the most commonly-diagnosed form of cancer for African American women. Worse, our mortality rate is nearly twice as high as […]
According to researchers, denser breasts make it harder to detect cancer in a mammogram because non-cancerous fatty cells could show up as white on a mammogram, the same as cancerous fatty cells.
Whether you are told you have cancer alone or with someone, getting over the initial shock is hard enough – but you then have to…
The Susan G. Komen Foundation has enlisted the help of a doo-wop to remind you to get tested for Breast Cancer. Susan G. Komen…