education and information of health care risks and symptoms.
African Caribbean women from diagnosis through to treatment.
Did You Know?
- Around 45,000 women are diagnosed with the disease each year in the UK (around 125 women each day).
- Breast cancer incidence has increased by more than 6% in the last decade and it is now the most common cancer in the UK.
- Globally more than a million women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
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Welcome to Betterdays Cancer Care
Every day in the UK, young African Caribbean women are diagnosed with breast cancer. According to official statistics around 1 in 9 women in the UK contracts breast Cancer, a situation which many want to see change. Historically breast cancer was constructed around Caucasian women using a Eurocentric model as opposed to an Afrocentric model, black women were neither included or represented a one size fits all model was the standard approach.
Research has shown that certain groups of women may be at increased risk for breast cancer, or may have important experiences and needs that should be taken into consideration during screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship of breast cancer. While there is some information regarding Asian women, there is none relating to black Women? Women of colour can experience significant barriers to care for a variety of reasons. The inequalities in breast cancer morbidity and mortality are shocking and alarming.
These inequalities must be fully addressed to improve outcomes for black women. Socioeconomic factors combined with other risks—many still do not fully understand, place black women at increased risk of dying from breast cancer. While far from conclusive, Betterdays cancer care believe the current knowledge base presents alarming and compelling evidence for developing a national movement to address breast cancer inequalities among black women
Posted by admin on Monday, June 11th, 2012
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Betterdays Cancer Care would like to thank Sisters Network, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Coleman Douglas Pearls, Agent Provocateur and Aspinals of London for their kind support.