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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

As part of breast cancer awareness month, public health officials are reminding women, particularly African American women, to get screened.     

Black women are more likely to get breast cancer and more likely to die from it.  

"So what Black women can do is we can exercise more, we can eat right, we can decrease our rates of obesity, those three things definitely play a role in breast cancer, the other thing is breast feeding, breast feeding reduces the risk of breast cancer," said Dr. Jacqueline Grant, District Health Director, Southwest Health District.     

To find out more about detecting breast cancer visit www.southwestgeorgiapublichealth.org

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