Upstate Cancer Center

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Wed July 30, 2014
Health

Health advocates promote "She Matters" mammogram campaign in Syracuse

The "She Matters" campaign will kick off at Pioneer homes in Syracuse.
Ellen Abbott WRVO

There is a nationwide racial disparity when it comes to breast cancer. The mortality rate is 41 percent higher for African-American women than Caucasian women. But a special program at Pioneer Homes in Syracuse hopes to put a dent in that number.

The idea is to get the 149 women over the age of 40 in this public housing development to get a mammogram, which can detect cancer in its early stages and can lead to better survival rates.

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