The aabca is dedicated to providing hope awareness education emotional and social support to breast cancer survivors their family members and the community. Among women younger than 45 breast cancer incidence is higher among.
Black women in the u s.
Breast cancer awareness month african american women. African american women have a 31 breast cancer mortality rate the highest of any u s. Unfortunately there are racial disparities october is breast cancer awareness month and the overarching mission is powerful help increase awareness about the importance of early detection raise funds for research and provide support to those affected by the disease. Are 40 more likely to die from breast cancer than white women and a recent study found that while 92 of black women agree breast health is important only 25 of women have recently discussed breast health with their family friends or colleagues and only 17 have taken steps to.
Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer among women in the u s. A us woman s lifetime risk of breast cancer is 1 in 8. Breast cancer has the highest mortality rate of any cancer in women between the ages of 20 and 59.
With the month of october dedicated to breast cancer awareness millions of advocates. Racial or ethnic group. Breast cancer is the most imperative health issue facing african american women.
Reports also show that black women under age 40 have higher rates of breast cancer compared to white women.
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