Black History Spotlight: African Americans in Health

Black History MonthIn the health field, there have been many pioneers who have helped shape healthcare. For example, Dr. Jane Cooke Wright helped create and head the Cancer Research Foundation in which she researched chemotherapy. She was able to help scientists not look at chemotherapy as a last resort but rather a viable treatment option through her research. In the link below, 12 African Americans that have made advancements in the health field are explored.

African Americans and Breast Cancer Health Outcomes

Throughout history, African Americans in the United States have traditionally had a higher risk for adverse health outcomes, especially cancer. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. African American women have a 31% mortality rate which is the highest of any U.S. racial or ethnic group. African American women are diagnosed at a much earlier age and with more aggressive forms of breast cancer.  We are all sisters in this fight, so love your girlz and tell a friend to get her mammogram. 

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