Ignorance can be Deadly.Breast cancer awareness comes out Of the closet and into the headlines
1. Contraction of it is.
2. Contraction of it has. See Usage Note at its.
it's it is or it has
it's be ~have every woman's fear: to one day find a lump in her breast. What's even more frightening are the statistics for African Americans African American Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race. .
The American Cancer Society American Cancer Society,
n.pr established in 1913, this national volunteer-based health organization is committed to the elimination of cancer through prevention and treatment and to diminishing cancer suffering through advocacy, scholarship, research, estimates that 18,100 new breast cancer cases will occur this year among black women and 200 cases in black men.
Ironically i·ron·ic also i·ron·i·cal
1. Characterized by or constituting irony.
2. Given to the use of irony. See Synonyms at sarcastic.
3. , although white women are more likely to get breast cancer than black women, black women have a 20% higher mortality rate than white women. One reason: black women tend to receive diagnosis when their cancer is more advanced and treatment options are limited.
With October October: see month. being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, organizations across the country are targeting their message of early breast cancer screening This article or section recently underwent a major revision or rewrite and needs further review. You can help! X-ray mammography
Mammography is still the modality of choice for screening of early breast cancer, since it is relatively fast, reasonably accurate, and and self-examinations to African American women right where they live.
For example, the East West Breast Express offers free breast cancer screening at transit stations in Atlanta and Oakland, California “Oakland” redirects here. For other uses, see Oakland (disambiguation).
Oakland (IPA: /ˈoʊklənd/), founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in the U.S. (404-616-3363/510-437-8447), while the Witness Project (800-275-1183) has breast cancer patients share their testimony of survival in black churches.
Don't let ignorance be the touch of death. Contact the American Cancer Society (800-ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org) or check blackenterprise.com for a detailed list of resources.
Percentage of women who've had a mammogram 1997 White 60.1 Black 59.8 Hispanic 45.5 Other 48.3 SOURCE: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, 1997 African American women have lower breast cancer incidence rates than whites, but are more likely to die from the disease than any other racial group Incidence Rates(*) Morality Rates(*) African Americans 99.0 31.5 Asian Americans 71.4 11.6 Hispanic Americans 69.3 15.3 Native Americans 31.9 11.7 White Americans 113.2 26.0 SOURCE: Cancer Incidence and Death Rates by Site, Race and Ethnicity, U.S., 1990-1995, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, and National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, 1998