Health officials pull African-American women to get screened for breast cancer

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — There is a large pull to get women screened for breast cancer and for them to know their status.

Health officials say African-American women have a top mortality rate because of miss of screenings.  

“I was a small shaken to start with though to open it and see that all is okay…(that was) a wisest decision I could make,” pronounced Rebecca Price Carroll.   

Price Carroll has a story of breast cancer in her family.  

“My mom had breast cancer. she has been a survivor for 14 years now,” pronounced Price Carroll.  

Her comparison sister also had breast cancer.   

“Pretending that it could not exist or doesn’t exist does not assistance anything though meaningful that I did a right thing and I’m okay gives me square of mind,” pronounced Price Carroll.  

That square of mind came from the Wayfinder Mobile Mammography Unit, that takes high-tech screenings to communities throughout Ohio.  

“For African-American women there has been a health inconsistency for many years,” pronounced Chasity Washington, Director of a Center of Health Equity, during The Ohio State James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Insisitute.  

Washington has been operative for years efforting research and breast cancer screenings for women of color.  

 “For Franklin county, a genocide rate for African-American women is 40 percent higher than other women,” pronounced Washington.  

According to a Komen Columbus branch, African-American women in North Linden, Southeast Columbus and Whitehall have a top evidence rate and find diagnosis a least.  

The Wayfinder project partners with churches and food pantries in minority communities, as good as underserved communities to get women a screenings they need.  

“If women come in and get their screenings like they are suppose to really there is no reason for a series of women to remove with life from this illness that do,” pronounced Washington.  

Washington says although Ohio State is helping African- American women get screened for breast cancer some-more often, many are not following adult with a alloy and removing a assistance they need.

The Komen Foundation can bond women to a resources they need to get treatment. For some-more information, revisit komencolumbus.org 

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