Well - we know we can't really prevent you from dying from breast cancer, but we aim to give you a fighting chance! Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the US. However, for African American women, although they are less likely than white women to be diagnosed with breast cancer, they are 60% more likely to die from the disease. This is because they tend to be affected at younger ages with more agreessive forms of the disease. In addition, many women with early breast cancer have no symptoms. There is hope though! If there is early detection of the cancer, treatment can be very effective.
We will be holding a FREE breast cancer seminar to increase breast cancer awareness at Metro and our community, starting on Sunday, July 28. The seminar will run for six weeks, on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Each meeting is FREE and open to the public. Here is the schedule of topics:
July 28: Breast Cancer - Get the Facts
August 4: The Importance of an Effectual and Beneficial Patient / Physician Relationship
August 11: I'm a Survivor! (Breast cancer survivors share their personal experiences. Participants will also learn how to perform self exams)
August 18: Breast Cancer: Your Mental and Spiritual Well-being
August 25: Health and Nutrition - How Important Are They?
September 1: Interactive Q/A session and series recap