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Representation for Younger Women of Color with Cancer

As a black woman who's gone through chemotherapy, I know firsthand how isolating and challenging the experience can be. Sharing my story is a way to help others who may feel alone in their journey.Sharing my story has also allowed me to receive support from others and connect with those who understand what I'm going through.The more we share our stories, the more visible we become, and the more we can break down the barriers that keep black women's experiences hidden and ignored.

We are not the only Black women going through this so why the fuck isn't our stories all over the media why is it that everything is whitewashed? It's so weird , I went to invite an the speaker really pissed me the fuck off, she said black an Latina women from an urban area do not like to go to the doctors. She herself a black women probably isn't from or doesn't live in a urban area it upset me because every women I know goes to the doctors regularly you know an I live in the MIDDLE OF THE HOOD!  She said thats why were diagnosed at later stages !  Not me NOT I !! my dr told me I was too young so can you. imagine how many other women was told that.....

"Cancer doesn't discriminate based on age or race, which means our representation shouldn't either."

It's important to elevate the voices and experiences of younger women of color with cancer to ensure that they receive the same support and resources as everyone else.

The healing journey after cancer is different for everyone, but black women may face additional struggles when it comes to body image, beauty standards, and self-esteem. As a community, we can provide support and celebrate the beauty of those that prevailed.

Recent statistics have shown that younger and younger women of color are being diagnosed with cancer. Though many factors could be driving this trend, the underlying health disparities in minority communities cannot be ignored.Many young women of color have been found to have more aggressive forms of cancer, perhaps due to a lack of access to medical care or a distrust of the healthcare system. Education is essential for reducing risk factors and empowering patients.There is an urgent need for advocacy to raise awareness about cancer prevention and detection in minority communities. Increasing access to screening and treatment options can make all the difference for women of color facing cancer. 

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