The Black Woman's Breast Cancer Survival Guide: Understanding and Healing in the Face of a Nationwide Crisis

Praeger:ABC-CLIO. Jul. 2017. 203p. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9781440856082. $37; ebk. ISBN 9781440856099. HEALTH
OrangeReviewStarThis important book brings to light the additional risks black women face in developing early-onset and fast-developing breast cancers. Holloway is a double breast cancer and thyroid cancer survivor and public health professor (South Univ., Novi, MI) and researcher. She looks at many gynecologic, behavioral, genetic, and social factors that may predispose black women to be at greater risk of and have higher death rate from breast cancer than other groups. She also explains some of the cultural issues surrounding the disease, including how to respond to people who think that one must have done something wrong to get cancer. Holloway suggests ways that black women can be proactive in their health care.
VERDICT An excellent, well-written work for all black women and all health-care professionals who wish to understand better the challenges facing this community.
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