Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mary Mitchell's Breast Cancer Battle!

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell, who writes about "our racial divide" is writing today about her battle with breast cancer in her most recent column. Mary points out that the cancer has been detected in it's early stages, which dramatically improves her survival chances. She also stresses that the disease inflicts African-American women at a higher rate than women of other races, and that because of the lack of quality health care and annual mammograms many times the disease is discovered in it's later stages for our women.

African-American women, please get annual mammogram check ups. Mary, who is 60 states that the average age of detection is 61.

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