As African American women, it is very important to take care of our health. It is necessary, because so many people depend on us. So we have to make sure our health is a number one priority. Don’t allow fear or lack of knowledge be a factor. We, Sisters Network Triangle NC, are here to provide you with the latest information and services. Below are links to a wealth of Information.
Losing your hair during treatment for cancer can be one of the most difficult side effects – many women lose all or some of their hair, while others don’t lose any.
Ask your doctor what to anticipate and find out if there is anything you can do to help retain your hair. Then, speak with a hairstylist you trust to find out what to do if your hair thins, and what you can expect when it grows back. Whether your hair thins or you lose all of it, please know that you can anticipate it growing back once your treatment is over. In the meantime, the Look Good…Feel Better community is here to offer encouragement, strength, support and peace of mind”. – Look Good Feel Better.
Duke Regional offers monthly Look Good Feel Better programs for female cancer patients.
For more beauty tip information check out, Look Good Feel Better.
Did you know?
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2020 are:
- About 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 48,530 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 42,170 women will die from breast cancer.
Trends in Breast Cancer deaths:
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (only lung cancer kills more women each year). The chance that a woman will die from breast cancer is about 1 in 38 (about 2.6%).
Since 2007, breast cancer death rates have been steady in women younger than 50, but have continued to decrease in older women. From 2013 to 2017, the death rate decreased by 1.3% per year.
These decreases are believed to be the result of finding breast cancer earlier through screening and increased awareness, as well as better treatments.
Source: American Cancer Society, About Breast Cancer 2020
Nutrition is a big factor in fighting breast cancer. With the various treatments that one must undergo can take a lot out of a person.
Below are links to the National Cancer Institute that can provide information on questions you may have. Also, check out our blog as we answer questions and provide recipes.