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NABJ Special Report: Breast Cancer Awareness Series

Black women still face an uphill battle against breast cancer.

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NABJ presents a look at how Black women are being affected by breast cancer in today’s world.Our report includes a definition of breast cancer; illustrations of how to do a breast self exam; the status of research into how Black women are impacted and who is conducting the research; a look at the deadly and very aggressive triple negative breast cancer; breast cancer in men; how men are impacted when their partners undergo treatment for breast cancer; mortality rates and remembrances of Black women who are celebrities.

In addition, if you are looking for a way to support fundraising for breast cancer research, there is a list of activities from around the country for you.Are you trying to explain breast cancer to a child? The report includes an activity sheet to share with youth.And there are personal essays from some NABJ members and friends about their experiences with breast cancer. We hope you enjoy the stories.Please share the stories with your network of family and friends.

Best to you,

Sandra Dawson Long Weaver

Tamara Banks

Directors of Content

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The Roots of Deadly TNBC Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Research, Funding Impacted By Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Breast Cancer in Men Rare But Still Gets Diagnosed

Sharing The Breast Cancer Story With Black Children

Video: NABJ Presents: Breast Cancer Survivor Stories

I Learned The Importance of At-home Self Breast Examinations When I Was a College Student

Expert: Mortality Rates for Breast Cancer Improving But Still Grim for Black Women

Honoring Black Women Celebrities Who Succumbed to Breast Cancer

One Woman’s Mission to Educate Black Women About Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Looking at How Breast Cancer Impacts Lives of Black Women

Sisters Network Hosts National Town Hall on The Breast Cancer Crisis Black Women Are Facing

Chemically Altered Hairstyles Altering Breast Cancer Outcomes for Black Women

A Reflection: The Kindred Spirit I Never Got to Know

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