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Breast Cancer

Spiritual leaders and pastors in the McKeesport area and surrounding communities discuss the importance of getting screened for breast cancer. A 2-minute video from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Shaina Rozell discusses the disparity in breast cancer mortality experienced by Black women. A 3-minute video from MD Newslines. 

Dr. Shaina Rozell discusses the disparity in breast cancer mortality experienced by Black women. A 3-minute video from MD Newslines. 

Karen was given eight months to live after diagnosis with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, but she researched and found a clinical trial combining two that saved her life.  A 1-minute video from the Cancer Research Institute.

For Karen, immunotherapy means “life.” Diagnosed with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, she sought out an immunotherapy clinical trial. Now, she shares her story to help others discover they too can have access to better cancer care. A 1-minute video from the Cancer Research Institute.

After her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019, R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan became an advocate for addressing racial disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. A 7-minute video from The Choice.

Sonya Reid, MD, MPH, talks about breast cancer risk in the African American communities and the importance of their participation in clinical trials. A 5-minute video from Vanderbilt Health.

Cervical Cancer

Cerving Confidence and Ciara issue call to Black women: Commit to self-care and schedule a well-woman exam. A 2-minute video from MultiVu.

Colorectal Cancer

Breast cancer July 13

Thanks to 3-D mammography, breast cancer surgeon Nathalie Johnson is also a breast cancer survivor. Her 3-D mammogram found the cancer her 2-D mammogram missed. She shares her story in this video.

Renowned breast cancer surgeon becomes the patient: Dr. Nathalie Johnson, medical director of Legacy Cancer Institute and Legacy Breast Health Centers in Portland, Ore., is featured in this inspiring story. See Dr. Johnson at work in the operating room and clinic, meet her family and learn about how her breast cancer patient and survivor has transformed her as a surgeon, mother, wife and advocate.

How much does a mammorgraphy cost? A conversation on breast cancer screening with Dr. Nathalie Johnson, eminent surgeon and Medical Director of Legacy Breast Health Centers.

Camelia Lawrence, MD, FACS, Director of Breast Surgery, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, MidState Medical Center, speaks about the importance of early detection in breast cancer diagnosis, services may have been delayed because of COVID-19 pandemic, so women should schedule mammograms now if they missed an appointment, or seek care if have concerning symptoms.

Regular screening mammograms can find breast cancer early, usually before it has spread. Make it part of your regular health routine. To book a mammogram, call 1-800-663-9203.

Roswell Park Genetic Counselor, MS, CGC, discusses the genetic component of breast cancer risk.

Screening And Early Detection of Breast Cancer – Dr. Delia Guaqueta

Angelique Richardson, MD, breast medical oncologist, explains the importance of getting an annual screening for breast cancer.

Shonte Drakeford is a 36 year-old Washington, D.C. native, foster child, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner, Army wife, German Shepard mama, and a friend to all. She was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer on June 17, 2015 via self-discovery. The cancer has metastasized to her lungs, hip, rib, spine, and lymph nodes. She also has a genetic trait for colon cancer. She is Triple Positive, and started cancer detection early, at the age of 25 but was denied and delayed screening for 6 years which resulted in being diagnosed de novo. She has been surviving these last 5 years and living a life without fear as positively as possible.

A Sacramento nonprofit aimed at helping Black women with breast cancer just kicked off a video campaign to raise awareness about racial disparities in the battle against breast cancer. The video, called #breastcancerbelike, was made by breast cancer survivor Rev. Tammie Denyse and is partly based on her own experience. Denyse is the founder of Carrie’s Touch, a nonprofit organization in Sacramento that provides advocacy, support, resources, research and education for Black women battling breast cancer. Get the full story in the video above.

Breast Cancer Disparities Are Real!

Oluwadamilola Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, FACS, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, looks to the future of breast cancer care in 2021, and outlines the increased importance of social determinants of health and well as the significance of reducing disparities between cancer care in all patients. This interview was recorded via an online conference call with The Video Journal of Oncology (VJOncology).

Doctors say triple-negative breast cancer is more common in Black women

Triple negative breast cancer survivor Tomika shares her experience and explains why it’s important for women to be advocates for their care and keep up to date on breast cancer screening/mammograms.

Talk to Linda about Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Meet Linda, a five-year triple-negative breast cancer survivor who can answer questions about your diagnosis and treatment options in a safe environment.

Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Among the 1.67 million women diagnosed each year, 15% are diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). More common in women under the age of 50, TNBC has limited treatment options and is associated with particularly poor survival rates. Knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer is essential for early diagnosis and treatment.

Lynette was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2019. “Many people have said it, but I really do have the dream team here at Touro.”

Endometrial Cancer

Lung Cancer

Dr. Shaina Rozell discusses lung cancer treatment disparities. A 2-minute video from MD Newsline. 

Dr. Shaina Rozell discusses lung cancer screening disparities. A 2-minute video from MD Newsline. 

Dr. Shaina Rozell discusses how socioeconomic status impacts disparities in lung cancer diagnosis. A 1-minute video from MD Newsline. 

Ovarian Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Dr. Fenwa Milhouse discusses implicit bias and prostate cancer. A 3-minute video from MD Newsline.

Prostate cancer patient Theo received a shocking prostate cancer diagnosis six years after a biopsy following a high PSA. Watch as he shares his cancer journey and advice to other prostate cancer patients. A 3-minute video from the Patient Empowerment Network.

Dr. Fenwa Milhouse discusses how socioeconomic status impacts prostate cancer management. A 3-minute from MD Newsline.

Dr. Fenwa Milhouse discusses challenges in prostate care during the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2-minute video from MD Newsline.

Dr. Fenwa Milhouse discusses prostate cancer disparities in Black and Brown communities. A 3-minute video from MD Newsline.

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