Breast Health Should Be at the Top of the List for Black Women

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, so it’s important to get regular mammograms to increase the chances of survival. This article explains why breast health should be a priority for Black women.

Did you know..that Black Women are 41% more likely to  die from breast cancer than Whites?

Together we can reduce the mortality of women of color from breast cancer through early detection.

The Breast Cancer Gaps Project was designed to understand and define the issues surrounding breast cancer mortality in black women.  Watch and share stories from our sisters, friends and loved ones and learn more about how mammography saves lives.

Why..? Because #wematter


As Black women, we’ve got a lot on our plate. It’s hard to put ourselves first. But given that breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, breast health should be at the top of the list.

 The earlier breast cancer is found, the easier it is to treat — and the chances of surviving are much higher. That’s why it’s so important to get regular mammograms.

There are a lot of reasons we avoid getting mammograms, but the fact is, a mammogram can save your life.

Watch: Our Stories

Adrienne Jordan, Breast Cancer Gaps Project member talks about the work of the organization.


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