Survivors of Breast Cancer will tell you it’s no easy task grappling with the initial diagnosis. Women stricken with Breast Cancer deal with varying degrees of emotions ranging from deep depression and apathy to a sense of triumph when Cancer is abated and reconstructive surgery helps to restore a sense of wholeness.
Although subsequent treatment and scars left behind after surgery is a constant reminder of the battle ahead, Breast Cancer Survivors know instinctively that to live is to fight. And fight they do. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 234,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. And it’s estimated that 27,000 African Amercian women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2013.
Although the mortality rate of Breast Cancer is higher in African American women than whites, Mammograms and other breast health screenings are higher in recent years than anytime in the past. ‘COMMUNITY VOICES’ host, Ron Holland talked with Breast Cancer survivor, Sherri Williams about her battle and fervent effort to encourage both women and men to get breast health screenings.