Promote the importance of mammograms  and early detection to black women all year long.

African Americans have the highest breast cancer mortality rates of any racial or ethnic group. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but nurses can and should promote the importance of mammograms and early detection to black women all year long. Wearing this culturally appropriate “Kente Cloth” pink ribbon pin can be a great conversation starter.

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