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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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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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African American Women and Breast Cancer: Our August Focus
01 Aug 2017

African American Women and Breast Cancer: Our August Focus

I’m Taking Charge focuses attention on the racial disparity in prevention, treatment and mortality rates that still exist in the African American community when it comes to breast cancer. This month our articles will highlight funding issues and a diabetes prevention program that can help African American women reduce the risk of breast cancer. We’ll also take a look at a type of highly aggressive...

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Breast Cancer and Black Women: Looking Back and Ahead
29 Sep 2016

Breast Cancer and Black Women: Looking Back and Ahead

The days are getting shorter. In the northern Midwest where I live, whispers of the winter chill are in the air. Children are replacing flip-flops with sneakers and the hoodie is again a wardrobe essential. Summer has ended. So is I’m Taking Charge’s September collaboration with the Black Women’s Health Imperative. What have we learned about breast cancer and Black women? Where will we go...

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Black Women’s Breast Health Matters
15 Sep 2016

Black Women’s Breast Health Matters

Submitted by Valerie Rochester, Black Women’s Health Imperative By now, many of us already know the statistics . . . that despite the federal and private investments in breast cancer screening, treatment and research, Black women continue to experience breast cancer at younger ages and in more advanced and deadlier forms. From screening to timely diagnosis and entry into treatment, Black women receive inequitable care...

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