The Pink and the Black

I was diagnosed with two varieties of aggressive breast cancer, one in 2004 and another in 2009. Both required lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. In 2012 I had a radical mastectomy with reconstruction, which I hope will be my last surgery. But ever since those first words were uttered, “you have breast cancer,” there were things . . . → Read More: The Pink and the Black

Why Is There a Black-White Gap in Breast Cancer Mortality?

“Why Is There a Black-White Gap in Breast Cancer Mortality?” By Anita Little, Ms. Magazine Blog

Race, class and gender snake their way into practically everything, and all of these identities come to a critical head with black women and breast cancer. In the past 25 years, the gap between the percentage of African American . . . → Read More: Why Is There a Black-White Gap in Breast Cancer Mortality?