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Basic Black: Breast Cancer and Women of Color

Black Boston | Health

October 29, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  According to a report from the American Cancer Society, “Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2016-2018,” breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among black women, and an estimated 30,700 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2016.  The diagnosis for African American women is often later and the disease is much more advanced and deadly. WGBH News’ Tina Martin sits down with doctors and survivors to discuss health care treatment options, survivor stories and day-to-day living. 

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Basic Black: Breast Cancer and Women of Color

Black Boston | Health

October 29, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  According to a report from the American Cancer Society, “Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans 2016-2018,” breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among black women, and an estimated 30,700 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2016.  The diagnosis for African American women is often later and the disease is much more advanced and deadly. WGBH News’ Tina Martin sits down with doctors and survivors to discuss health care treatment options, survivor stories and day-to-day living. 

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A Conversation with U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo: Marathoner and Fitness Advocate

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

April 18, 2014

U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo has been running since she was a school girl in Zimbabwe and South Africa.  She continued to run when she came to Massachusetts for college.  U-Meleni is not unlike an evangelist when it comes to encouraging people of color (folks of all walks) to run and experience the benefits of working out.  In fact, her son can boast of winning medals in his own right at the tender age of three.  In 2012, U-Meleni ran the Boston Marathon as a way of processing her feelings upon learning that her mother had cancer and to raise money for a local school.  This year, U-Meleni is thankful that her mother is cancer-free, and she’ll be on the side-lines to cheer her brother-in-law as he runs the 118th Boston Marathon.



(Music: Reverie (small theme) by _ghost)

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Breast Cancer Among Black Women in Boston

Black Boston | Health

The disparity of breast cancer mortality has increased between Black and White women. What factors contribute to the increase of breast cancer among African American women? Do African American women in Boston have any specific advantages or disadvantages in terms of health care for breast cancer? 

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