Here’s How Deadly Breast Cancer is For Women of Color in the U.S.
Anyone who knows me, knows that breast cancer issue is particularly important to me, since my my mom was diagnosed back in 2005. Also, that same year I was a wire reporter (my first real journalism job) who reported and drove my mom to her chemo and radiation appointments. I had a very understanding editor. Safe to say, she’s a survivor and kick ass mom. At the end of this year, there will be more than 2.6 million survivors across the nation.
While breast cancer is widely known as a particularly heartbreaking disease, reports have shown that the impacts on women of color, particularly African American women, are especially devastating. Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other group of women. To address this concern, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released three videos targeting black women as part of its outreach to women of color for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.