The importance of breast health for Black women: Statistics and why it matters.
One in eight women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Alarmingly, Black women face a higher mortality rate from the disease, often attributed to factors like inadequate health insurance, delayed diagnoses, and other challenges.
In Los Angeles County, the statistics are even more concerning, with Black women being over 40 percent more likely to succumb to breast cancer. What underlying causes contribute to these stark disparities in Los Angeles?
Addressing these disparities requires a multifaceted approach, including policy changes, community outreach, improved access to healthcare, and raising awareness.