Experts describe how breast cancer affects Black women and offer a few key ways they can try to keep it out of their future.
1. Black women are often diagnosed with more aggressive forms of breast cancer. 2. Black women are underrepresented in clinical trials, often for reasons beyond their control. 3. Black women tend to have denser breasts.
4. Black women may have more estrogen exposure over time. 5. Black women may need to get screened for breast cancer earlier. 6. Black women are often forced to be their own health advocates.
See “6 Things All Black Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer” by Rozalynn S. Frazier on the Self website (November 2, 2021)