This post is sponsored by Biotheranostics, Inc. (Breast Cancer Index™). Thoughts and opinions are my own.

This year, I have partnered with the maker of Breast Cancer Index in providing valuable information on women’s breast health. You can read my past posts here.

WHAT IS THE BREAST CANCER INDEX TEST?

Breast Cancer Index (BCI) is a test that provides information to help women diagnosed with early-stage, hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer, and their oncologists make personalized decisions about extending anti-estrogen (also called hormonal or endocrine) therapy beyond 5 years. (Read Intended Use and limitations at breastcancerindex.com)

Breast Cancer Index is a test that looks at your initial tumor sample to provide two pieces of information:

  1. Whether an additional 5 years of anti-estrogen therapy is likely to help reduce your risk of the cancer returning (recurrence) as metastatic disease
  2. Your individual risk of metastatic recurrence between 5 and 10 years after your initial diagnosis, which is presented as a percentage risk [e.g., 3.2% or 7.5%]

Being Black Should Not Negate Your Right to Live: Take the #InclusionPledge

For today’s post, I’m changing gears to discuss the inclusion of women of color as it relates to breast and overall health. There are disparities that put women of color at a higher risk of not getting the much-needed healthcare they deserve.

In fact, women of color have a 40% higher mortality rate from breast cancer. (Ref: https://www.tigerlilyfoundation.org/diversity-and-inclusion-pledge-for-women-of-color/) They also are diagnosed at later stages. Action is needed.

The Tiger Lily Foundation‘s mission is to “advocate and activate the inclusion of women of color across initiatives impacting their breast and overall health.” I encourage you to read the ways you can help the Tiger Lily Foundation listed below.

Being Black Should Not Negate Your Right to Live: Take the #InclusionPledge

HERE’S HOW TO GET INVOLVED AND TAKE ACTION

Facebook/Instagram:

For us to end disparities in our lifetimes, every industry that affects or can affect the mortality rates of women of color must be involved.

Here is how you can get involved: 

✊🏿  Take the #InclusionPledge via here

✊🏿 Share the #InclusionPledge with your friends, family members, advocates, and partner organizations.

✊🏿  Take Actionable Steps To End Disparities for Black Women!

For more information about the #InclusionPledge click here.

LinkedIn:

Take the #InclusionPledge here.

Literacy, financial barriers, access, social, systemic, and hereditary backgrounds should not be determinants of life and health equity. Particularly as patients are impacted by COVID and post COVID pandemic repercussions, the pandemic has had and will continue to impact health disparities for Black women within the cancer research and cancer care ecosystem. In order to continue to accelerate and make an impact as it relates to disparities and Black women, the inclusion pledge is imperative.

Take the #InclusionPledge here.

Twitter:

For us to end disparities in our lifetimes, every industry that affects or can affect the mortality rates of women of color must be involved. ✊🏿  Take the #InclusionPledge via www.change.org/p/diversity-and-inclusion-pledge-for-women-of-color.

Idea #2: Tiger Lily Pledge

Breast Cancer Index officially took the Tiger Lily #InclusionPledge, which is focused on reducing the higher mortality rates for women of color.

For more information about the #InclusionPledge click here.

Being Black Should Not Negate Your Right to Live: Take the #InclusionPledge

I will be sharing more about Breast Cancer Index with you in the coming weeks. Please check back in to support all women, both those who have been affected by breast cancer and those who haven’t. It’s important that we educate our sisters about their options.

In the meantime, learn more about the Breast Cancer Index by visiting breastcancerindex.com and follow #notanotherminute on social media.

Being Black Should Not Negate Your Right to Live: Take the #InclusionPledge