A new analysis of breast cancer provided what many have deemed the most thorough look yet at how breast cancer impacts women of different ages, races and geographical backgrounds. Unfortunately, this new detailed look into breast cancer trends revealed that Black women are at substantially higher risks of not only being diagnosed with cancer, but dying from it as well.
Female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among nearly every racial and ethnic group in the U.S.
Last year, an estimated 230,480 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed among women. Though recovery varies greatly for each patient, and not every one of these patients with breast cancer will require rehabilitation services post-treatment, swelling and range-of-motion problems following treatment can prevent them from returning to normal daily activities.
*article courtesy of Think Pink Org*
By Sandy M. Fernandez
The woman was 68-year-old Charlotte Haley, the granddaughter, sister, and mother of women who had battled breast cancer. Her peach-colored loops were handmade in her dining room. Each set of five came with a card saying: “The National Cancer Institute annual budget is $1.8 billion, only 5 percent goes for cancer prevention. Help us wake up our legislators and America by wearing this ribbon.”… Then Self magazine called.