Our Health is Our Wealth

Name: Ahjamu Khalifah Baruti
Slave Name: Richard Lee Carter
Hostage Number: #178539


Topic: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

I personally have no family members or friends who have experienced breast cancer. I’ve read about breast cancer, and its effect of this tragic disease taking its toll on women, especially Black women.


I am now coming forth to share the little knowledge that I have on Breast Cancer, and send some “encouraging” words to all the women and men who are presently battling Breast Cancer.


It’s really important that you catch it early because it will change the direction of your treatment, and allow you to make better decisions.


Women as well as men should visit a doctor regularly to get a checked for Breast Cancer, and also do a self-examination regularly.


In 2021, 284,000 people will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with this disease in their lifetime according to news from the American Cancer Society that I’ve read.


The second leading cause of cancer deaths in women is breast Cancer.


89% of adult black women in the United States are overweight or obese. 4 out of 5 Black women, which place them at a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and many more threating health problems placing them at a higher rate than any other race of women, especially my Beautiful Black Queens (Black Women). It’s becoming an epidemic!


All races of women, especially black women, must come to understand that their health consists on three levels of their total existence, which is physical, mental, and spiritual, which is a “holistic” approach to living a healthy life style because one aspect affects the other. Our health is our——“WEALTH’!