First up, while rare, men like Mathew Knowles can still develop this type of cancer.
October is breast cancer awareness month and there is some good news about the impact of bring awareness to this horrible disease. The American Cancer Society reported yesterday (October 3rd) that the rate of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. fell by almost 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, which they said amounts to more […]
Breast cancer rates among African-American women under the age of 35 are two times higher than White women under age 35.
10/14/16- Jacque Reid goes Inside Her Story with Carla Youngblood, a breast cancer survivor and a comedian. “I had a pain in my chest and for the most part breast cancer isn’t painful. I would lay down and I would say it was heart burn, but after a few days of that, I went ahead and went to […]
Avon Foundation for Women data found that nationally Black women were 43 percent more likely to die from this disease.
I was a typical, multi-tasking miracle-working, taking-care-of-everyone superhero Black woman when I was diagnosed with Stage 3A Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
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 […]
Jacque Reid talks to Dr. Sheri Prentiss, a board certified occupational and environmental medicine physician and breast cancer survivor. She’s also the national spokesperson for the Susan…
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 […]