African Americans and Breast Cancer

The Phoenix Metropolitan area population is approximately three percent African American/African descendant, or 300,000 out of four million people. Nationally, one in eight women, as well as a minority of men, will be affected by breast cancer. Within the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, the percentage of women diagnosed with early stages of disease is lower than Caucasian women. Importantly, the percentage of female breast cancer cases diagnosed as Stage IV (metastatic) is twice as high as other ethnic groups (8 versus 4%). Nationally, the survival for breast cancer in African American women lags behind other ethnic group.

Resources Available To Help Navigate Your Breast Cancer Journey

National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund 



Buddy Ride Program Q&A




Buddy Ride Program Grant Application
Dr. Susan Love’s Website 



National Cancer Institute 



National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Navigating Your Breast Cancer Journey Navegando su Camino por cancer de mama Informacion Recursos CURE Magazine’s 2014 Cancer Guide
Harvard Medical School Health Publications Share Cancer Support 



Arizona Cancer Center
Patient Resource Publishing Advanced BC Advanced Breast Cancer Community
Living Beyond Breast Cancer METAvivor 




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