The Weekly: Breast cancer barriers, screenings during pandemic and more

Published on November 6, 2020

The Weekly

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After a breast cancer diagnosis, many Black women face barriers that delay their care

After a breast cancer diagnosis, many Black women face barriers that delay their care

THURSDAY, November 5 (STAT News)—Tamiko Byrd was only 43 when she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in October 2015.

The diagnosis shook Byrd, who had spent years as a fitness instructor and health educator in underserved Black communities, to her core. So did the prospect of navigating cancer treatment. Byrd had just moved to Houston for graduate school, had kids to take care of, and also needed to keep her job as a Xerox technician, which gave her health insurance.

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