Lifelines 4 – Breast Cancer and African American Women
Narrator: This is Lifelines, from NIH Radio.
Mccaskill-Stevens: Hello, I’m Dr. Worta Mccaskill-Stevens of the National Cancer Institute. In 2010, it is estimated that more than 207,000 American women will learn they have breast cancer. Although white women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, African American women are more likely to die from the disease. Fortunately, breast cancer is more likely to be treated successfully when detected early. To learn more about breast cancer screening or treatment, visit the National Cancer Institute at www.cancer.gov or call 1-800-4- CANCER. That is 1-800-422-6237. The right information can help you find cancer early and treat this disease, helping to eliminate this disparity for African American women.
Narrator: Lifelines, from NIH Radio, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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