As African American women, it is very important to take care of our health. It is necessary, Because so many people depend on us. So we have to make sure our health is a number one Priority. Don’t allow fear or lack of knowledge be a factor. We, Sisters Network Triangle NC, are Here to provide you with the latest information and services. Below are links to a wealth of Information.
Losing your hair during treatment for cancer can be one of the most difficult side effects – many women lose all or some of their hair, while others don’t lose any.
Ask your doctor what to anticipate and find out if there is anything you can do to help retain your hair. Then, speak with a hairstylist you trust to find out what to do if your hair thins, and what you can expect when it grows back. Whether your hair thins or you lose all of it, please know that you can anticipate it growing back once your treatment is over. In the meantime, the Look Good…Feel Better community is here to offer encouragement, strength, support and peace of mind”. – Look Good Feel Better.
Duke Regional offers monthly Look Good Feel Better programs for women cancer patients.
For more beauty tip information check out Look Good Feel Better site.
Did you know?
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.
The breast cancer mortality rate for African American women is 36% higher than white women
Breast cancer incidence rate among younger African American (under 40) is higher than white women.
Research shows that aggressive tumor characteristics are more common in African American women than white women.
Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death among African American women.
Source: American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts & Figures for African American 2009-2010
Nutrition is a big factor in fighting breast cancer. With the various treatments that one must undergo can take a lot out of a person.
Below are links to the National Cancer Institute that can provide information on questions you may have. Also, check out our blog as we answer questions and provide recipes.