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Black women are disproportionately affected by breast cancer. These Houston-area women lived to tell their story.

Houston Chronicle Logo By By Brooke A. Lewis, Staff writer of Houston Chronicle | Slide 2 of 12: Franz Battle, Chivon Jones, DaNetra Brantley, LaTasha Ford and Sherese Guy, all breast cancer survivors, come together Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park in Houston. Black women have the highest rate of mortality for breast cancer compared to any other race, according to statistics from Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. Younger black women are also more likely to get the triple negative subtype of the disease, a more aggressive form.

Black women are disproportionately affected by breast cancer. These Houston-area women lived to tell their story.

Franz Battle, Chivon Jones, DaNetra Brantley, LaTasha Ford and Sherese Guy, all breast cancer survivors, come together Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park in Houston. Black women have the highest rate of mortality for breast cancer compared to any other race, according to statistics from Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. Younger black women are also more likely to get the triple negative subtype of the disease, a more aggressive form.

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