Black Women Fighting Uphill Battle in Cancer Care

Special Report: Bridging Breast Cancer Treatment Gap in the Nation’s Capital

Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in the District of Columbia with Maryland and Virginia not far behind with higher rates than normal according to Breast Cancer for Washington D.C. DC’s Ward eight has the highest incidents of breast cancer, holding a population that is 93 percent African American. Howard University NewsVision reporter, Brookie Madison, talked with the DC community, doctors and patients alike, to see why these numbers keep climbing.