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  • Writer's pictureYolande Daniel

Save The Girls, Get Them Screened

It's that time of the year again, where the focus is all on the girls. But for women, every day is a day to celebrate and care for our breasts. Unfortunately, the body parts that we treasure, can cost us our lives. According to the CDC, every year over 245,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 41000 die of this disease. So, it is vital that you get screened annually, as a mammogram is the only effective method for early discovery of any breast abnormalities.

As a registered nurse, I know the importance of practicing preventative care. Getting annual screenings and being aware of your breasts can lead to early detection with early intervention that can reduce your risk of more aggressive treatments, even death.

For African American women, the risks are even higher, as deaths are higher than in white women. As a woman of African descent, this issue is personal. So, as a woman it is important that you get screened, but if you are a woman of color getting a mammogram is imperative.

Ladies, take care of your girls, get them screened. Tell your mother, sister, daughter or girlfriend. Protect the girls, save a life.

To find a location for free breast cancer screening in your area, click on the link below.

For more information about Breast Cancer, check out Susan B. Komen's website below:

Disparities in care for African American women.

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