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What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Now…Part 3 of a 3 Part Series with Dr. Lisa Newman

This is the third and final part of our conversation with Lisa A. Newman, M.D., Director of the Breast Oncology Program at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Dr. Newman has done significant research on Black women and breast cancer, so we thought it was so important to bring you her insights in a three- part

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Now…Part 2 of a 3 Part Series with Dr. Lisa Newman

This is the second part of our conversation with Lisa A. Newman, M.D., Director of the Breast Oncology Program at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute. Dr. Newman has done significant research on Black women and breast cancer, so we thought it was so important to bring you her insights in a three- part series. This

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Now…Part 1 of a 3 Part Series with Dr. Lisa Newman

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are so many misconceptions about breast cancer and Black women. BWHI went to one of the leading experts, Lisa A. Newman, M.D., Director of the Breast Oncology Program at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute to help set the record straight. Dr. Newman has done significant research on Black

BWHI is Helping to Save Lives Through Advocacy

Three months ago we sent out a reminder that the PALS Act moratorium on the USPSTF breast cancer screening guidelines would be expiring at the end of this calendar year 2018 (December 31, 2018). Since then BWHI has worked with Congressional Appropriators, and we are pleased to tell you that the Omnibus Appropriations agreement for

Your Support Circle: How Loved Ones Can Help During Cancer Treatment

If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, the time for treatment comes quickly. Your physician gives you the basic info on what’s ahead, but you’re still not sure what to expect. That’s a completely normal feeling, but there’s one thing that can help you feel a little more in control: Support. Your loved ones can

Breast Cancer Risk Factors: Do You Need A Breast Cancer Screening?

Ask 100 different doctors, “Do I really need a breast cancer screening?” and they might all say yes, but with 100 different caveats. In fact, some people even say that question is too controversial to even answer without knowing your personal health history. Over the years, there have been debates about: The best age to

Black Women And Breast Cancer: Why Our Diagnosis And Care Are Different

Think of this: Two women are diagnosed with breast cancer. They are the same age. They have the same educational background and income level. One is Black. The other is white. Even though these women have a lot in common, their journeys with breast cancer will probably be different. Breast cancer is different for Black