August 2017: African American Women and Breast Cancer Archives - ITC

August 2017: African American Women and Breast Cancer


What is Inflammatory Breast Cancer, and Why African American Women Need to Know
31 Aug 2017

What is Inflammatory Breast Cancer, and Why African American Women Need to Know

Often times, it’s easier to say “breast cancer” instead of talking about a specific type of breast cancer. That’s because there are so many types that it can be difficult to wrap your head around it. There’s DCIS, metastatic breast cancer, and male breast cancer. But sometimes specific types have a large impact on women. Especially women of varying races. This, unfortunately, is the case...

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Breast Care Brings Benefits of 3D Mammograms to District of Columbia
28 Aug 2017

Breast Care Brings Benefits of 3D Mammograms to District of Columbia

Today we welcome Dr. Regina Hampton, MD, FACS, and co-founder of Breast Care for Washington, D.C. A locally recognized expert on breast disease, Dr. Hampton is the medical director of the Breast Care Center at Doctors Community Hospital in Prince Georges County. Dr. Hampton explains the benefits of 3D mammograms and gives us some background on Breast Care of Washington, D.C. She also offers a few important...

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Hey Diabetes and Breast Cancer: CYL2 Strikes and You’re Out!
24 Aug 2017

Hey Diabetes and Breast Cancer: CYL2 Strikes and You’re Out!

Breast cancer affects women of different races in varying ways. According to the CDC, breast cancer rates are highest among white women and African American women. This is followed by women who are Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native. Unfortunately, African American women with breast cancer are more likely to die than all other races. There are many reasons for why this occurs, and...

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Why Talking About Breast Cancer is Crucial for African American Women
18 Aug 2017

Why Talking About Breast Cancer is Crucial for African American Women

Today we welcome Rhonda M. Smith, founder of Breast Cancer Partner. Breast Cancer Partner helps breast cancer patients to recover by introducing them to a holistic approach to their treatment. The holistic approach includes strategies for nutrition, exercise, and stress relief. This is in addition to following the traditional medical treatments for breast cancer. Here, Rhonda shares her thoughts about racial disparities regarding breast cancer. She...

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African American Women With Breast Cancer Find Support in Women of Essence
10 Aug 2017

African American Women With Breast Cancer Find Support in Women of Essence

As part of this month’s focus on African American women and breast cancer, I’m Taking Charge is pleased to welcome some words from Gloria Harmon. Gloria is the founder of Women of Essence Breast Cancer Support Group. Women of Essence assists African American women with breast cancer who live in south central California. Gloria’s work with this group is an excellent example of how one...

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