Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women. … Among younger women (under age 45), however, the mortality rate of breast cancer is higher in African Americans than in whites. The median age of diagnosis is 57 years for African American women, compared to 62 years for white women. Nothing speaks more clearly to the shocking breast cancer health disparities than … Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Ujima Magazine Remembers Breast Cancer Awareness Month  

What is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast divide and grow without their normal control. Tumors in the breast tend to grow slowly. By the time a lump is large enough to feel, it may have been growing for as long as 10 years. Warning Signs A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm that persists … Continue reading Ujima Magazine Remembers Breast Cancer Awareness Month  

Joy Dabney-Howard “I Am A Survivor” The Tale of Two Sisters

Cancer has been recognized as one of the world’s number one killer. There have been more than one million people in the United States whom have been diagnosed with cancer each year. Two out of three people who have been diagnosed with cancer in today’s society and are able to survive at the minimum of 5 years due to extensive studies, research, test and support. … Continue reading Joy Dabney-Howard “I Am A Survivor” The Tale of Two Sisters

Ophelia Dabney-Reese “I Am A Survivor” A Tale Of Two Sisters

Ophelia Dabney-Reese is the sister to Joy Dabney-Howard. They are two blood sisters who had been diagnosed with cancer. Ophelia Dabney-Reese is from Austin, Texas. She is a retired school teacher, gospel singer, poet and author. Both of these fabulous women with their strong faith were able to overcome their battle with cancer. Shola: I just want to thank you for allowing me to interview you … Continue reading Ophelia Dabney-Reese “I Am A Survivor” A Tale Of Two Sisters