Mary J. Blige shares that she didn’t find out about mammograms until she was 40
Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mary J. Blige participated in an episode titled “Checking the System: A Dialogue on Bias and Breast Health” presented by Hologic.
The conversation was geared toward the many reasons why black women do not receive the best health care. while talkingAnd As announced by Mary J. Blige feel as if We don’t discuss such things in our society.
She said, “I didn’t know about breast cancer or mammograms until I was 40, and I was into music. And I was trying to take care of myself. My body started talking. So, I started listening.”
Blige also mentioned that she found a doctor who helped her become more diverse about the topic because it wasn’t discussed when she was a child.
“I found out in GYN. They don’t discuss this when we are kids. They don’t say, ‘Go get a mammogram.’ You express this as you get older.” So they don’t talk about it, which is why they end up in the hospital with Two weeks to live. And now you know about her. That’s why it’s so important to me.”
Mary J. Blige shared her talk about the death of her family members from breast cancer, as well as cervical cancer.
My aunt died of breast cancer. My grandmother died of cervical cancer, and one of my aunts just died of lung cancer.” And then I talked about what happens, when people find out that it’s too late because of resources and education. “What happens is that they end up in the hospital, and there is no one in our families. He talks about it when we’re younger.”
While discussing disparities in society, Dr. Arlene Richardson stated that we get breast cancer at a younger age.
“We develop breast cancer at a younger age. About 25-28% of our breast cancers occur under the age of 50. Eight percent occur under the age of 40,” if we wait to start looking for breast cancer at age 50, there are another 12 to 1,300 women from blacks. He will die every year. Why do we do that? ”
Repeat Mary J. Blige that women should take care of themselves. “…Take care of yourself. Take care of your health.”
Roomies, what do you think of the conversations we have in our community about breast cancer?