ONE IN NINE AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN WILL DEVELOP
BREAST CANCER IN THEIR LIFETIME.
African American women with breast cancer:
- are more likely to be diagnosed with later stage breast cancers
- tend to have larger tumors than white women
- have a survival rate that’s 41% lower than other women
EARLY DETECTION IS KEY TO SURVIVAL
- Ask your doctor which screening tests are right for you if you are at a higher risk
- Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40, if you are at average risk
- Have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at age 20, and every year starting at age 40
If diagnosed early, the 5-year relative survival rate for breast cancer is 99%.
Schedule your mammogram today! Make the promise to do it for you, for your loved ones, and for your life to “Stay In The Picture.” Don’t wait, don’t put it off, don’t let fear make you hesitate. Click here for resources in your area.