Earlier this year, the American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging recommended that Black women be added to groups considered at high risk for breast cancer. This was the first time Black women were classified as a high-risk group, based on the fact that we are 20% to 40% more likely to die from breast cancer.

Unlike other women whose genetic predispositions put them at high risk of developing breast cancer, Black women face particular socio-economic factors that cause this disease, which we are diagnosed with at the same rate as white women, to claim so many of our lives. In this episode of Listen to Black Women, special guest co-host and MadameNoire culture editor Veronica Wells talks about her mother’s battle with breast cancer twice and the ladies discuss ways we can take charge of our health and survivor this disease that doesn’t have to be deadly.

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Listen To Black Women is a new show from HelloBeautiful and MadameNoire that discusses the issues that affect us most while incorporating the voices of our audience and experts.

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