A New Virtual Guide for a Real Diagnosis: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Meet Linda. She is a 5-year cancer survivor and is on our website to give helpful advice to women diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer. About 10% of women with breast cancer have the triple-negative type. African-American women are more likely to have it than women from other racial and ethnic groups.
This type of cancer tends to grow quickly and is harder to treat compared to other types of breast cancer. But Linda is here to help. She guides women through their treatment options as well as what to expect from the treatments they will receive. More importantly, Linda gives women hope that they will get through the experience. If you or someone you love is dealing with triple-negative breast cancer, download the app today.
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Goes Big in the Big Apple
The 350,000 people walking through New York’s Times Square every day are learning how to prevent cervical cancer, thanks to CDC’s Inside Knowledge campaign. The messages appear on a billboard. Inside Knowledge educates women about gynecologic cancers, which include vaginal, vulvar, cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancers.
Cancer Data Keep Making a Difference
In the last issue of Cancer Prevention Works, you learned how anyone can see and use information on cancer collected through cancer registries. CDC researchers also use that information as we try to lower cancer rates. Here are some recent examples:
- DCPC medical officer Dr. David Siegel used the U.S. Cancer Statistics to show what kinds of cancer are most common in children and where they happen most in the country. This can help scientists and doctors look at what might cause these cancers and do more to treat them in areas with more cases, and help save kids’ lives.
- In this video, DCPC Director, Dr. Lisa Richardson, talks about how we can go beyond the numbers to help prevent skin cancer.