“For Black women, the lack of information, implicit bias and medical guidelines that ignore our specific differences or take them into account, are all factors contributing to us dying at far higher rates than any other group of women in this country from a number of preventable medical issues. Specifically, these factors can impact the type of breast cancer prevention care we receive.
Did you know that the density of your breast tissue can play a role in detecting cancer? And that some Black women tend to have more dense breasts which means having a 3D mammogram screening could be key? More of our sisters need to know that when we step into the medical exam room. We must be prepared to advocate for our needs and ask the questions that will get us the care we deserve!”