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Breast Cancer Archives

Why are some women opting for total mastectomy as breast cancer prevention?

March 7, 2019

If you watch the hit TV show on Bravo, Married to Medicine, you should be all too familiar with the newest cast member to the show, Dr. Contessa Metcalfe. In a recent episode, the black occupational and preventive medicine doctor openly shared her journey to preventing breast cancer as her mother passed away from the… [Read More]

Why are there disparities in breast cancer among Black women?

March 29, 2018

Unfortunately, we see significant disparities in breast cancer between African American women and white American women. Breast cancer death rates are approximately 40 percent higher in the African American community compared to the White community. Some of this is related to socioeconomic disadvantages that are more prevalent among African Americans, such as higher poverty rates… [Read More]