Since breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in American women and is deadlier in black women, each of us probably knows someone who has been stricken with it. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to give you some resources to build your awareness of prevention and detection of this deadly disease.
- Did you know? You may be at higher risk for breast cancer if you:
- Have a family history of breast cancer
- Are obese
- Are childless or who gave birth after age 30
- Had your first period at an unusually young age
- Did you know? Black women under the age of 50 have a 77 percent higher mortality rate from breast cancer than white women of the same age.
- Create your early detection plan
- Do your regular breast self-examinations
- Healthy choices that may lower your risk of breast cancer
You might need an ultrasound with your mammogram
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