Black women are 42% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.
I don’t know about you, but when I hear about the Inflation Reduction Act, molecule-based price controls and drug classification, I ask, how are those theoretical policies being hashed out in Washington D.C. going to affect the women I serve?
I am a 24-year breast cancer survivor and the co-founder and president of Sister2Sister, a nonprofit organization that supports minority and underserved women with breast cancer. We’ve heard a lot about health disparities for people of color in recent years, so much so that you would think we might, finally, be closing the gap. But here is the uncomfortable truth: When Sister2Sister was formed in 2000, breast cancer was 39% more fatal for Black women than white women and today, that number is 42%. Read Full Article
(The author, Dorothy Reed is a NJ ACTS community advisor)