Modified: July 31, 2017 11:40am
From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein
Date: June 13, 2017
CONTACT: Mary C. St. Mary/Mary.StMary@Erie.Gov
Phone: 716.858.4941/ Mobile: 716.253.3925
Targeting Breast Cancer in African-American Women
Providing Education & Resources to the Black Community
ERIE COUNTY, NY— Breast cancer is the most common cancer among African-American women and their second leading cause of death in the United States.
Survival rates among African-American women are lower than those of white (Caucasian) women. Some possible reasons may be due to African-American women presenting at diagnosis with larger, more aggressive, tumors; being diagnosed with breast cancer at a more advanced stage; and encountering barriers to care.
The Erie County Cancer Services Program, in collaboration with Susan G. Komen® WNY, is hosting a series of Breast Cancer Education and Resource events created specifically for the African-American Community.
The first event is
Breast Cancer in the African American Community:
A Snacks and Facts Event
on Thursday, June 29th, at 6:00-7:30pm at the
Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library Auditorium
(1324 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo).
Beverages and light snacks will precede a short presentation and an interactive discussion. Additional events in this series will be announced once dates and locations are finalized.
This event is a valuable opportunity for African-American women to learn about the resources available to them, such as no-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings for uninsured and underinsured women, as well as free transportation for screening visits.
For more information, or to RSVP for the June 29th event, call (716) 858-7376. Please share this invitation with your family and friends!
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