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Topic: What you need to know about breast cancer, with "3 Black Docs"

Forum: Black Women or Men With Breast Cancer —

Black Women with Breast Cancer who want to connect.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2021 04:08PM - edited Feb 18, 2021 04:08PM by Jinx27

Jinx27 wrote:


Choices about breast cancer treatment are among the biggest health decisions you will make in your lifetime.It's important to understand your diagnosis and be included in these choices. But understanding a breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming; overnight, you are thrown into a world doctors study for years to understand.

We're here to help get you started. Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD; Tiffany Avery, MD, MPH; and Zanetta Lamar, MD, are the hosts of "3 Black Docs," a weekly podcast where they explore health, community, and life over cocktails. In this video they discuss the basics of breast cancer for Black women.

This includes what your doctors really mean with the terms they use, and the important tests and treatments you should know about. It includes considerations for Black women going into care: the disparities that exist in health care and advice to help you get the care you need and deserve. For more information about Black breast cancer, register for Knowledge is power: Understanding Black breast cancer, a webinar series by Living Beyond Breast Cancer with information, stories, and advice centered on the experience of Black women with breast cancer. lbbc.org/knowledge

Diagnosed at 27 y/o, synchronous bilateral breast cancer. L. Breast : IDC, R. Breast: DCIS. ER 98%, PR 100% Possible mutation. 5-10 yrs hormonal therapy 08/31/2016 Tamoxifen, 02/01/2017- 06/10/2021 AI + OS,Tamoxifen 08/10/2021 -current Dx 9/8/2015, DCIS/IDC, Both breasts, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/36 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/17/2015 Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): Free TRAM flap Chemotherapy 1/1/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 8/28/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)
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