Lifelines 1 - Breast Cancer and African American Women
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McCaskill-Stevens: Hello, I’m Dr. Worta McCaskill-Stevens of the National Cancer Institute. 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. The National Cancer Institute recommends that women aged 40 and older receive a mammogram every one-to-two years. In addition to having regular screening for breast cancer, you should be sure to see your healthcare provider if you notice a change in how your breasts look or feel. To learn more about breast cancer screening or treatment, visit the National Cancer Institute at www.cancer.gov or call 1-800-422-6237.
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