“This Is What Breast Cancer Looks Like”

Washington, D.C. (October 11, 2018) – Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant cancer cells form in the tissues of the breast.  According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, making breast cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.  It is estimated that over 252-thousand women will hear the words “you have breast cancer” every year.  Sadly, 40,500 of those women will die.

While breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,400 men are diagnosed with the disease yearly and nearly 500 will die.  Breast cancer is mostly deadly among black women although white women are more likely to be diagnosed.

The good news is that there are over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.  These are some of those many faces of breast cancer survivors.  We also remember those who have lost the battle.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. says the best defense against breast cancer deaths is better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options



Renee Nash

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Renee Nash, Director of Information and Public Affairs for WHUR, is a well-respected journalist who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare reform and civil rights. She has also spearheaded numerous award-winning projects including radiothons, town hall meetings and food and clothing drives. Over her 25-year career at WHUR, she has been a writer, reporter, producer and anchor. Renee serves on the boards of many organizations including the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation and Sisters of Hope. She is the proud mom of Dominique and Delante.

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