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Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer

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Fannie Lou Hamer Died Of Untreated Breast Cancer

While black women get breast cancer at a lower rate than white women, we are 42 percent more likely to die from it. And young black women, those under 35, are twice as likely as white women to get breast cancer, and three times as likely to die from it. Black women are also three times as likely as white women to get triple-negative breast cancer, an especially aggressive form of breast cancer.