breast cancer

Novant Health held a special ceremony on June 30th for the expansion of its current breast health center.

DeAndra Alex was only 41 when she visited Atrium Health Women’s Care Charlotte OB/GYN on 1025 Morehead Medical Dr. to have a growing breast lump checked. After expressing her concerns on April 1, 2020, the doctor who examined her dismissed cancer as her diagnosis. The doctor agreed to schedule her for a mammogram, but Alex […]

It’s October and that means Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here! Here’s some information to get you motivated to get your annual mammogram: The leading risk factor for breast cancer is simply being a woman. Though breast cancer does occur in men, the disease is 100 times more common in women A woman has about […]

Breast cancer rates among African-American women under the age of 35 are two times higher than White women under age 35.

Though many of us overlook breast cancer because it may not be a disease we've personally struggled with, chances are we all know someone who has.

Paulette Leaphart had a double mastectomy in 2014 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. That moment sparked her journey as not only a breast cancer survivor, but an activist. Leaphart decided that her diagnosis would not define her. So she put on her running shoes in an attempt to bring awareness to the fight against cancer. Paulette walked […]

Jacque Reid talks to Dr. Sheri Prentiss, a board certified occupational and environmental medicine physician and breast cancer survivor. She’s also the national spokesperson for the Susan…

Democratic congressional leaders, Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Barbara Lee, are calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the findings that show the incidence of breast cancer among Black women is equal to that of white women for the first time in recent history.

On Thursday, the American Cancer Society released a shocking new report with disturbing findings — for the first time in history, breast cancer incidence in Black women is equal to that of their White counterparts. The statistics were a shocking blow as Black women’s mortality rate has consistently been higher than any other racial or […]

On October 20, I celebrated four years of survivorship/thrivership. I celebrated four years of being cancer-free. My cancer diagnosis story is not unlike many other women like me. I was a typical, multi-tasking miracle-working, taking-care-of-everyone superhero Black woman and went to the doctor for my annual checkup.  It was there, in the most unexpected of surprises, […]

According to researchers, denser breasts make it harder to detect cancer in a mammogram because non-cancerous fatty cells could show up as white on a mammogram, the same as cancerous fatty cells.