"Why knowing the facts matter..."
All women are at risk for breast cancer. All breast problems must be checked.
African American women under the ae of 40 have more aggressive and deadly tumors, need earlier, more frequent breast cancer screenings and aggressive medical treatment to increase their survival advantages.
Elderly black women may be less aware of breat cancer risk factors or delay medical attention, which results in more advanced disease.
Breast cancer is a leading cause of death among black women.
Men - you are not out of the woods. Know that MEN can also get breast cancer. The symptoms are the same as for women. Look at and feel your chest and pectoral muscles for any unusual changes. If you find any signs as listed below, see your doctor to be checked immediately.
A BIOPSY MUST BE DONE FOR ANY STRANGE CHANGE IN YOUR BREAST, ARMPIT, CHEST OR COLLARBONE AREA. RULE IT OUT. SEEK A SECOND OPINION. EARLY DETECTION – EARLY DIAGNOSIS – EARLY TREATMENTS – FIND A CURE!
Your action plan - Take charge of your breast health with a plan of action:
SOURCE: AABCA web site