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Knowing Your Girls Could Save Your Life

More than 30,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among African-American women in the U.S. this year, making it the most common form of cancer among African-American women.

African-American are more likely to be diagnosed younger and at a later stage with a more aggressive form of the disease. And, as a result, African-American women are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.

Knowing your girls – your breasts – could help save your life. Susan G. Komen’s Know Your Girls initiative seeks to educate African-American women about their breast health and understanding their risk of developing breast cancer.

Start by taking a four-question quiz that will determine how much you know about your breast health and your family health history.

From there, you’ll be introduced to tools and educational materials that will help you find a doctor, learn about the different types of breast cancer and hear personal stories from other women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Knowing your girls is one of the most important things you can do for your health today.