Ladies, Make Your Health a Priority

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Think Pink!

Black women tend to be diagnosed with breast cancer at an earlier age and it tends to be more aggressive. Women between the ages of 20 and 39 should have a clinical breast exam every three years, while women over 40 should have a clinical exam every year. Since the 1990s, early detection has helped decrease the overall breast cancer mortality rate in women, though that decline has been slower in African-American women than in whites

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