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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

October: Think Pink with Pam Perry

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An estimated 19,540 new cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among African American women in 2009

The overall incidence rate of breast cancer is 10% lower in African American women than white women.

African American women have a five year survival rate of 77% after diagnosis as compared to 90% for white women.

Source: American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts
& Figures for African American 2009-2010

American Cancer Society
American College of Radiology
American Medical Women’s Association
American Pain Foundation
Center Watch Clinical Trials Listing Service
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Cancer Care
Cancer News
Cancer Net
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Health and Human Services Breast Cancer Area
Fertile Hope
Breast Health Specialist
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine 
National Lymphedema Network
National Women’s Health Information Center
Breast Cancer Network of

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