Health officials push African-American women to get screened for breast cancer

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — There is a big push to get women screened for breast cancer and for them to know their status.

Health officials say African-American women have the highest mortality rate because of lack of screenings.  

“I was a little nervous to begin with but to open it and see that everything is okay…(that was) the wisest decision I could make,” said Rebecca Price Carroll.   

Price Carroll has a history of breast cancer in her family.  

“My mother had breast cancer. she has been a survivor for 14 years now,” said Price Carroll.  

Her older sister also had breast cancer.   

“Pretending that it could not exist or doesn’t exist does not help anything but knowing that I did the right thing and I’m okay gives me piece of mind,” said Price Carroll.  

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