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Janna Andrews knew at an early age that she wanted to be a doctor. Raised by her mother, Janna’s academic pursuits were encouraged and supported through her mother’s sacrifice. Janna attended Princeton University and majored in molecular biology. She then attended Temple University School of Medicine, after which she specialized in radiation oncology.(Source: Black America Web)

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Catherine Lane

Thanks to advances in technology with mammography and improvements in treatment, the death rates for breast cancer have declined by 40 %. There are over 3 million breast cancer survivors nationally because of this. Over 6 million breast cancer survivors worldwide. This decline is attributed to breast cancer being diagnosed at earlier stages in nations where populations have access to medical care, and the most current and up-to-date treatment strategies.

While the death rate from breast cancer has decreased, the disparity outcomes in women of color have increased. Despite having lower incidence rates, Black women had a 41% higher breast cancer death rate. 10% more Black women were diagnosed at regional or distant cancer stage compared with white women. Click the link for more specifics about breast cancer and how it can be prevented.

Get Well Wednesday: Breast Cancer 101


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