I want to thank everyone for participating in the Vitamix 5200 giveaway with Saint Agnes and A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss! It was essential to getting the word out.
By the way:
Did you know African-American women have a higher incidence rate of breast cancer before age 40?
Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, accounting for almost 30% of newly diagnosed cancers?
Did you know that in 2013, 32% of Saint Agnes Hospital’s breast cancer patients were African American?
Did you know that African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer at all ages?
No? Well, that’s why I’ve partnered with Saint Agnes Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland to help you understand the challenges we’re up against when it comes to breast cancer, and what it’s going to take to protect ourselves and support our loved ones through the trying experience of overcoming this disease.
The Comprehensive Breast Center at Saint Agnes presents highly recognized physicians at the forefromt of advanced techniques, equipment, and clinical trials. The team is a trailblazer in breast cancer treatment. Saint Agnes Hospital is one of the first in the state of Maryland to implement a multi-disciplinary team approach to breast cancer treatment, bringing together a variety of specialists to create one comprehensive plan under one roof. The first center in Maryland to use Tomotherapy radiation technology, Saint Agnes provides greater precision over older techniques where radiation would encompass the entire tumor but result in significantly more radiation to surrounding organs.
As one of the first hospitals nationwide to be fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers, Saint Agnes is the first and only breast center in Maryland to use Accuboost technology, providing a safer and more effective radiation option for their patients.
To spread the word about Saint Agnes’ commitment to breast cancer prevention and care, they gave away an amazing Vitamix 5200!
Saint Agnes wants you to know how to catch any concerns early on:
- Ages 20-34: administer breast self-examinations monthly, and get a physical exam by a trained pro every 3 years
- Ages 35-39: Monthly self-examinations, physical exam every three years, and a mammogram for reference
- Ages 40+: Monthly self-exams, professional exam yearly, and a mammogram yearly
- Have family history of breast cancer? Get a mammogram every six months!