Black women in the U. To address the unacceptable disparity in breast cancer mortality rates, Susan G. Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer younger, at later stages and with more aggressive forms of the disease, limiting treatment options. The Know Your Girls campaign encourages black women, ages years old, to treat their breasts with the same attentiveness and understanding they share with the women in their lives. At each occasion, she is surrounded by her girls, the friends and family who have always been her source of support and strength. Creating a healthy dialogue between women of color, their fears, and their breasts is a critical step towards eradication.
Five years ago, Lydia Davis got the shock of her life when her doctor discovered a lump in her breast during a routine physical. I was the first one. Erica Jackson of Elizabeth, New Jersey, did have a family member with the disease. In fact, she lost her grandmother to breast cancer. But she was pretty young when she was diagnosed herself, well below the age most people start having regular mammograms.
Stay connected with Know Your Girls and learn how to take action for breast health in your community. Find out why the Ad Council and Susan G. Komen are partnering on this important campaign to address health disparities. Black women in the U.