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Welcome to's website community for African-American women affected by breast cancer. We are dedicated to assisting you, and these pages offer easy access to a wealth of cutting-edge information specific to your needs.

Read about the latest breast cancer news, updates on clinical trials and more. Use the navigation bar on the left to quickly and easily access the topics of interest to you.

Our Breast Cancer Helpline is staffed by volunteers who have been personally affected by breast cancer and LBBC staff members who have been trained to answer calls. The information provided is NOT a substitute for professional counseling or medical advice. The LBBC Breast Cancer Helpline volunteers and staff are not authorized to provide, and will not provide, medical advice, counseling or legal advice.

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On the Blog

    Jewels in our Genes: An African-American Family Study

    June 20, 2011

    Researchers seek young African-American women with multiple family members who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to help them discover unique genes that may ultimately help lead to better research and treatments.

    Younger Women Sought to Help Test Materials on Uncertainty

    September 25, 2008

    Researchers seek African-American women to test materials designed for the needs of women under age 50 who have had breast cancer and are living in North Carolina.

    August 2014 Ask the Expert: Drains, Incisions and Wound Healing

    Living Beyond Breast Cancer experts Steve Martinez, MD, MAS, FACS, a cancer surgeon, and Tonia Goffinet, RN, a surgery nurse, answered your questions about what to expect from surgery for breast cancer.

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