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Breast cancer is reaching epidemic levels, especially among black women. This survival guide provides tools that women -- black women in particular -- can use to identify and combat this all-too-common threat.

* Speaks from the perspective of a black woman who has had breast cancer and is also an academic who researched breast cancer

* Provides current information and practical advice for beating breast cancer

* Explains tests and treatment options

* Includes information on research studies and outcomes for black women with breast cancer

* Explores why black women are more likely than women of any other race or ethnicity to develop aggressive and fast-growing breast tumors during their childbearing years

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