Know Your Girls

Why it is important to #KnowYourGirls

Black women have a 40% higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to white women. They are also diagnosed at younger ages in more aggressive forms. It is important for black women to educate themselves of their risks and become more aware of available resources.

Everyone is at risk for breast cancer, but you may have a higher risk than others.

Common risk factors for breast cancer include:

  • Age
  • Genes
  • Exercise
  • Alcohol
  • Health History
  • Breast Density
  • First period
  • Breast Changes

At Komen NW Ohio, our mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Given that black women are at more of a risk than white women, it is our duty to educate them on how to be more aware of their breast health and different resources that are available

One of the main ways to monitor breast health are screening tests.  The three types of screening tests include:

  1. Mammograms
  2. Clinical Breast Exams
  3. Breast

To learn more information about risk factors, breast screening and health resources visit









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