Black women face a 40% increased risk of mortality from breast cancer despite having a 4% lower incidence rate of breast cancer compared to white women. Some types of cancer, such as triple-negative breast cancer — an aggressive form of the disease — is  more prevalent among Black women and tends to be harder to treat. This can contribute to poorer outcomes compared to other racial and ethnic groups.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Stories from the Stage: The Podcast kicks off its new season with these powerful stories.


Tiffany Jackson, former WNBA star and head basketball coach at Wiley College, died at the age of 37 following a battle with breast cancer.


Biopsy delays reduce the benefit of early detection, putting patients at a higher risk of treatment failure and lowering their chances for survival.

Researchers found that parabens can act as endocrine disruptors that mimic estrogen.

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Social entrepreneur Lavar Jacobs opened Ohio’s first Black-owned breast cancer center to pay homage to his late mother.

A new study finds a correlation between cancer and chemical hair products.

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In honor of his mother who died from breast cancer in 2006, former NFL player DeAngelo Williams has funded mammograms for 500 women.

Black men have a higher risk of breast cancer.


Cashmere Nicole, the woman behind Beauty Bakerie, grew her brand into a $5 million company after fighting breast cancer.


Amber Rachelle was 26 when she was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, which is aggressive and difficult to treat.