While remarkable progress has been made in the fight against breast cancer, not everyone is benefiting from the improvements in survival rates. African American women have a 23% lower five year survival rate than their white counterparts.
Why the difference? Research shows physical exercise can play a vital role in improving the lives of breast cancer patients.
On this edition of UWM Today, we take a look at a program here in Milwaukee that introduces African American women to an exercise program that could be the difference between living and dying. Joining us are Alice Yan, associate professor at the Zilber School of Public Health and Lisa Goodwin, a cancer survivor who recruits African American breast cancer patients to participate in a pilot study looking at the effect exercise has on those fighting breast cancer.