Dr. April Spencer breaks down the facts on black women and breast cancer.

Black women in the U.S. are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, despite receiving mammograms at the national average. In an effort to change this statistic, Susan G. Komen and the Ad Council have teamed up for Know Your Girls, a campaign aimed at educating and inspiring black women to take charge of their breast health. Through a comprehensive website, featuring easy-to-understand resources, Know Your Girls helps women:

  • Understand breast cancer risks
  • Learn how they can spot changes in their own breasts
  • Prepare to have a conversation with their doctor.


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