East Bay Breast Cancer

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Today, 1 in 8 women have a chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. In the East Bay, Black, Hispanic and Asian women are facing a higher breast cancer mortality rate despite advances in treatment and early diagnosis.

These are mothers, daughters, sisters and important loved ones that are not getting the early screening that they need to keep them healthy.

The Impact

Together we can improve the lives of thousands of women in the East Bay area, including:

  • Providing individualized assistance to women with
    breast cancer and their families so that they can
    receive the support services and resources they require
  • Reducing breast cancer deaths by 50% in the next
    ten years
  • Increasing the number of healthy black women in the
    U.S. from 9.5 million to 12.5 million by 2020

Mary Ann’s Story

In June 2015 I found a lump in my left breast. Six days, two mammograms, an
ultrasound and one biopsy later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was stunned. I found myself in a whirlwind of appointments and information with very little time to take in the facts,” said Mary Ann.

“One of the first things I realized was that breast cancer is not an ‘if A, then B’ proposition. Rather, it is a land of choices with terrain made up of clinical data, anecdotes from those encountered during the diagnostic process, and personal risk tolerance.”