This weekend, some 40, men, women and children will take their places at the starting line near the U. Capitol in Washington, D. And make no mistake; this is no ordinary jog in the park.
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African American women in the U. Black-white differences in survival persist even after accounting for disease stage and tumor characteristics suggesting that the higher rates of breast cancer mortality are due to social factors. Several factors may account for racial differences in breast cancer mortality including socioeconomic factors, access to screening mammography and timely treatment, and biological factors.
There are thousands of women in the medically underserved community who need mammograms. Tragically, women die each year because they do not have the resources for early detection and cannot afford the necessary screening. Joy to Life is making a difference.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month BCAMalso referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month NBCAMis an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness month is a yearly campaign that intend educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more.
An email reminder will be sent to you two days before this event closes! A portion of the proceeds are given to the American Cancer Society. This event will start promptly at with Zumba prior to the event at 8a.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. Thanks to early detection and improvements in treatment, millions of women are surviving the disease.
Despite the increasing breast cancer incidence and mortality rates, Korean American immigrant women have one of the lowest rates of breast cancer screening across racial groups in the United States. Mobile health mHealthdefined as the delivery of health care information or services through mobile communication devices, has been utilized to successfully improve a variety of health outcomes. This study adapted the principles of mHealth to advance breast cancer prevention efforts among Korean American immigrant women, an underserved community. Outcome measures included knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about breast cancer screening, readiness for mammography, and mammogram receipt.
January 14, African-American women at high risk of breast cancer are less likely than white women to pursue potentially life-saving preventive care, and racial disparities in health care and elsewhere are to blame, new research suggests. The study included in-depth interviews with 50 women—30 white, 20 black—deemed at high risk of breast cancer based on family history and other factors.
Although increased awareness leading to early detection and prevention, as well as advancements in treatment strategies, have resulted in superior clinical outcomes, African American women with breast cancer continue to have greater mortality rates, compared to Caucasian American counterparts. Moreover, African American women are more likely to have breast cancer at a younger age and be diagnosed with aggressive tumor sub-types. Such racial disparities can be attributed to socioeconomic differences, but it is increasingly being recognized that these disparities may indeed be due to certain genetic and other non-genetic biological differences. Tumor microenvironment, which provides a favorable niche for the growth of tumor cells, is comprised of several types of stromal cells and the various proteins secreted as a consequence of bi-directional tumor-stromal cross-talk.