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Dr. Jackie and Lynn Smith of HLN doing televised interview on Weekend Express (Photo Credit: Eboni Cummings) October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and businesses, corporations, organizations and the like are bringing awareness to the disease in every way they can. Dr. Jackie Walters, a nationally celebrated board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, is a two-time…

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Atlanta OB-GYN and two-time breast cancer survivor Jacqueline M. Walters, MD, is known fondly to Bravo’s “Married to Medicine” fans simply as “Dr. Jackie.” She’s a self-proclaimed “positive thinking warrior.” Dr. Jackie believes mental health care and support is essential following a breast cancer diagnosis. “I’m not sure why the mind immediately goes to death when we…

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Brian Studdard was visiting Birmingham, Alabama, for his father’s 99th birthday. An Atlanta resident, Studdard was asked to leave Niki’s West, a buffet, steak and seafood restaurant for wearing a pink shirt with the words “Breast Matters” and an illustration depicting breasts on it, on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Studdard tells WRBC he got the shirt for participation in a…

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Marilyn Willis is a breast cancer survivor.  With early detection, she is now cancer free. Having made the decision to remove both breasts will eliminate it ever reoccurring.  With the reconstruction of her breasts, you would never know that she had been through such an experience. She is committed to telling the world about her…

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It’s time to think pink. With breast cancer awareness month in full swing, we’re breaking down top beauty secrets for breast cancer survivors who require chemotherapy. According to a new study funded by the Avon Foundation, African-American women are nearly half, 43%, as likely to die from breast cancer than White women. In 2013, 230,815…

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SUSAN G. KOMEN® and Atlanta leaders participated in a roundtable to address the high breast cancer death rates for African American women. They include representative “Able” Mable Thomas, Georgia House of Representatives; commissioner Joan P. Garner, District 4 and Dr. April Speed, breast surgeon. During the roundtable, leaders from local health, civic and government organizations and Susan…

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Paulette McKenzie Leaphart believes that the ugly truth of breast cancer is often overlooked. Although pink ribbons, campaigns and clothing can raise awareness, the scars and pain that breast cancer inflicts on its victims and families can get lost in the hoopla. Leaphart wants to change that. A breast cancer survivor who underwent a double mastectomy,…

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Image consultant and style professional Cherise B is bringing fashion to the forefront of corporate America, one business suit at a time through her firm White Diamond Image Consulting. The Atlanta-based company caters to an array of high-profile clientele including CEOs, small business owners and celebrities. She believes enhancing their outward appearance will help them attract…

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