6 Breast Cancer Organizations for Black Women

By The Houston Black Pages Admin
   Friday, October 17, 2014
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For African-American women, the risk of getting breast cancer is lower than for white women, but the risk of dying from breast cancer is higher.

African-American women have a 41 percent higher rate of breast cancer mortality (death) than white women.

Every year, more than 25,000 Black women are diagnosed, and the numbers seem to be going up each year. The median age of diagnosis is 57 years for African American women, compared to 62 years old for white women.

Here are 6 amazing support groups and organizations for Black women with breast cancer:

#1 – The African American Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc (AABCA) is dedicated to building and sharing awareness, connections, education, resources and support for African American/Black women, men, families and communities affected by breast cancer. For more details, visit www.aabcainc.org

#2 – Sisters Network® Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African American community. For more details, visit www.sistersnetworkinc.org

#3 – The Black Women’s Health Imperative is the only organization devoted solely to advancing the health and wellness of America’s 20 million Black women and girls through advocacy and public policy, health education, research and leadership development. For more details, visit www.bwhi.org

#4 – Sisters By Choice is an organization that aims to increase breast cancer awareness, education, and early detection. They also provide treatment programs for underserved and uninsured men and women. For more details, visit www.sistersbychoice.org

#5 – Sisters on a Mission provides vital information to hundreds of women, their families and friends about the risk factors of breast cancer while promoting healthy lifestyles and the processes of early detection such as mammography, regular doctors visits and breast self exams. For more details, visit www.sistersonamission.org

#6 – The Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation (TDRBCF), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, aims to change the perception of breast health awareness to one that has little to do with age or gender – to one of understanding that acts as a mighty bridge over troubled waters. For more details, visit www.tdrbcf.org

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