Breast Cancer has become a frightening and familiar reality for Black women and men in America. Even with medical advancements in breast cancer research, the National Cancer Institute reports there will be over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer, and over 40,000 people will lose the fight. It is increasingly important to educate ourselves.
Research from the GW Cancer Institute shows insured Black women waited more than twice as long to be given a definitive breast cancer diagnosis than insured White women. Moreover, once diagnosed, Black patients still waited twice as long to begin treatment. We can no longer afford to stand in fear.
Although many of us are in our 20s and early 30s, it’s never too early to take the necessary steps to prevent breast cancer now.
CLUTCH Magazine partners with The Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation to enlighten our readers about the latest news, research developments, and personal survival stories from our own team, and devoted readers.
This is the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s 25 years of women and men standing strong against breast cancer, together.
Stay tuned to CLUTCH for more! For more information about The Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation please visit www.tdrbcf.org.
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