Health

Black women are at an elevated risk of cancer, with specific types of the disease showing significant increases among women in their 30s. The post Heightened Cancer Risks For Black Women Under 50: Here Is What To Know And Do About It appeared first on NewsOne.

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. The post New Study To Evaluate Why Black Women Face Higher Mortality Rates From Cancer appeared first on NewsOne.

Sickle cell patient Kendric Cromer, 12, became the first person in the world to receive a F.D.A. approved gene therapy treatment that could cure the condition. The post Black Boy, 12, Is 1st Person Ever To Receive Groundbreaking Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Treatment appeared first on NewsOne.

The commitment to first do no harm, even if unintentionally, is ignored over and over when pregnant Black women seek proper medical care. Racial discrimination leads to stunning disparities in not only healthcare access but quality healthcare even when access is available. The post Seven Ways Racism Harms Pregnant Black Women appeared first on NewsOne.