Black Women Who Beat the Odds of Breast Cancer

According to the resource BrestCancer.Org, White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than African American, Hispanic, and Asian women. But African American women are more likely to develop more aggressive, more advanced-stage breast cancer that is diagnosed at a young age. African American women are also more likely to die from breast cancer.

However, today there are more advanced therapies and greater outcomes for patients to live longer and have fewer side effects. I had a chance to interview three amazing women who beat the odds of breast cancer and are now helping other women with their journey.

Dr. Missy Johnson, the Reinvention Strategist and Break Free Coach is the CEO of Fearless Women Rock LLC, a platform created for women to share their stories. She is affectionately known as “Miracle Missy” after the doctor gave her a 3% chance of living. Now she travels the world sharing the message to never give up on your dreams, goals or vision. Believe in yourself, have faith and you will conquer anything. Dr. Missy resides in Detroit with her son and husband.

Dr. Missy Johnson

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