This year’s champions are taking the lead on primary prevention, envisioning a world without cancer.
Road Map for Prevention mission statement
Road Map for Prevention is a part of Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition’s environmental education program providing stream of current health information to cancer survivors and their families, promoting a dialogue among communities to help reduce toxic exposures while encouraging a new generation of health professionals. The Road Map for Prevention provides evidence based knowledge to diverse population regarding risk factors of disease and how to optimize health.
INCLUDES: Toxic Triggers Chart, Look Before You L.E.A.P Educational Materials, I Am Fed Naturally, Organic Lawn Flag Program, Students and Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program; and Survey Mapping Publication
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences produces a monthly newsletter
that highlights environmental influences that effect our health.
Please take some time to view their monthly publication through their website
|Breast Cancer Continued to Exact a Heavier Toll on Black Women Than on Whites|
By Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, Black Women Still Fare Poorly with Breast Cancer
Breast cancer continued to exact a heavier toll on black women than on whites, according to a study from the CDC.
Black patients had a 41% higher breast cancer mortality than white women during 2005 to 2009, despite having a lower incidence of the disease. Black women also were more likely to have advanced disease at diagnosis.
The results added to earlier evidence that black women have a lower rate of mammographic screening for breast cancer and longer intervals between mammograms, as discussed in a CDC Vital Signs report released Nov. 14.