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Black Women Fighting Uphill Battle in Cancer Care

Special Report: Bridging Breast Cancer Treatment Gap in the Nation's Capital

By Brookie Madison, Howard University News Service
On May 4, 2017

Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in the District of Columbia with Maryland and Virginia not far behind with higher rates than normal according to Breast Cancer for Washington D.C. DC’s Ward eight has the highest incidents of breast cancer, holding a population that is 93 percent African American. Howard University NewsVision reporter, Brookie Madison, talked with the DC community, doctors and patients alike, to see why these numbers keep climbing. 

 

Howard University News Service is a free wire service that delivers print and broadcast news stories to NNPA member newspapers on issues pertaining to minority communities. Video and print stories are produced by senior-level journalism students in the Howard University School of Communication's Department of Media, Journalism and Film, and are edited by professional journalists/professors in the department. The news service covers national and local events in and around the Washington area, including Congress and the White House.

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