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Breast Cancer: Take the Time to Get Screened Now!

Iris Gibbs, MD When Cassandra Valentine found a lump in her breast at the age of 37, the furthest thought from her mind was that it could be cancer. Luckily, her mother advised her to go to the doctor right away and get it checked out. It turned out that she had a stage III ductal carcinoma which was very aggressive. Although, breast cancer is less common in African American then Caucasian women, it is often discovered at a more deadly stage. Thus it is imperative that all African American women follow the have any suspicious lesions investigated further.

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