In the UK October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Black History Month. and so as part of our Well Being Series, this month focus is Breast Cancer and Black Women, Taking Control.
Leading Charity, Cancer Research UK, in their 2016 report stated that 'Black women more likely to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer than white women. Black African women are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancer as white women in England'.
Twenty five per cent of Black African women and 22 per cent of Black Caribbean women diagnosed with breast cancer are picked up at stage three and four. This compares to 13 per cent of white British women.
The event will focus on early detection and the importance of screening and is being presented by medical professionals.
The UK's leading organisation on breast cancer research and providing life changing care.
Supporting women of colour whose lives like myself have been touched by breast cancer / cancer. An open platform to care, share & support!
A lottery funded project (founded by The Leanne Pero Foundation Reg Charity 1182365) aimed @ raising more cancer awareness within the Black community
CoppaFeel! exists to educate and remind every young person in the UK that checking their breasts isn’t only fun, it could save their life. We’re here to help everyone stand the best possible chance of surviving breast cancer by educating you on the importance of getting to know your breasts .
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. It also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.