14 Oct Susan G. Komen San Diego Releases 2015 Community Profile
Susan G. Komen San Diego has just released their Community Profile. This report is an in depth look at who has been diagnosed with breast cancer in Diego, what stage they were diagnosed at, their ethnicity, where they live, and their income. The results of this report immediately prompt change throughout our community. In this year’s report we learned African American women are diagnosed less frequently but have a 41% higher mortality rate from breast cancer than their Caucasian counter parts. Komen San Diego believes earlier detection can be a key to reducing this statistic. If found in it’s earliest stages breast cancer has 99% survival rate. Based on the community profile, Komen is going to focus on outreach in five main areas: North County, Downtown/Central San Diego, Southwest San Diego, East San Diego, and the South Bay. Komen is going to be in these communities anywhere a women shops, works, plays or prays.