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  • Writer's pictureDoctor Detroit

Take Care of Your Girls!

Updated: Mar 13

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, serving as a vital reminder to prioritize self-care and attend to our health needs, including breast health. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's easy to overlook our well-being, but let's pause to heed the following insights from the American Cancer Society:

  • Breast cancer stands as the most prevalent cancer among women in the United States, constituting approximately 30% of all new female cancer cases annually.

  • Despite advancements in detection methods, awareness initiatives, and medical technology, breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women.

  • Alarmingly, Black women experience the highest mortality rates from breast cancer and face a heightened risk of developing the disease before the age of 40 compared to their white counterparts.

  • Tragically, at all age brackets, Black women are more susceptible to succumbing to breast cancer compared to individuals of other racial backgrounds.

  • In 2022, an estimated 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer will emerge in women.

It's essential to recognize that breast cancer can affect anyone, regardless of gender or overall health. Early detection remains paramount.

It's imperative to acknowledge systemic disparities, including racism and discrimination, within public healthcare systems, particularly concerning breast cancer detection and treatment. Factors such as poverty, lack of adequate insurance, and delayed diagnoses can exacerbate the severity of the disease. Hence, advocating for oneself, as well as for loved ones and the community, becomes crucial in ensuring timely and equitable access to healthcare resources.


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