Men get breast cancer too!

Richard Roundtree is a breast cancer survivor. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and according to the American Cancer Society breast cancer will claim the lives of an estimated 6,080 black women in the U.S. in 2013.

It is the second most common cancer in black women- surpassed only by lung cancer.

As black women, we’re less likely to get breast cancer when compared to white women; however, we’re 41 times more likely to die from the disease according to the American Cancer Society.