Breast Health in Black Communities


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As part of our mission to enhance breast cancer awareness in black communities, we have created this platform to highlight facts about breast cancer, and encourage open discussions about the disease.

In this episode you will learn about:

· Evidence on breast cancer in low-income countries and the challenges of late detection of the disease.

· The need to acknowledge the cultural differences between black communities and take this into account in addressing the barriers to early detection.

· Barriers to early detection including lack of awareness, societal stigma, and financial costs.

· Challenges with speaking out about breast cancer and health issues within the black community and the need for open conversations.

· The importance of working together as a community as we make our individual contributions to change the narrative.

Let’s empower each other in making timely informed decisions on our breast health.

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References to cited evidence:

[1] Corbex M. et al., The Breast 21 (4), 428 (2012).

[2] Azubuike S.O. et al., World Journal Surgical Oncology 16 (1), 63 (2018).

[3] International Agency for Research on Cancer, GLOBOCAN Factsheet for Nigeria, (2018).

[4] Jones C.E.L. et al., BMJ Open, 5: e006944, (2015).

[5] Yip C.H. et al., World Journal of Surgery 39 (3), 686 (2015).

[6] Stapleton J.M. et al., Psycho-Oncology 20 (5), 532 (2011).

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