“Mistrust and historic disenfranchisement greatly impact those battling breast cancer, a disease that has a 98 percent survival rate if caught early. In an interview with Dr. Regina Hampton of the Capital Breast Center The Washington Post writes of this skepticism:

… Hampton and others think [black] women also carry angst stemming from a historically unhealthy relationship between African Americans and a medical system that was inaccessible. Often lacking the money or insurance for preventive care, many [black] people didn’t seek medical help until they were seriously ill.”

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