Survivor Ananda Lewis Talks Breast Cancer Early Detection
- Ananda Lewis spoke to SurvivorNet about her experiences as a breast cancer survivor and advocate for addressing racial disparities in cancer care.
- Lewis’ story highlights the importance of paying attention to symptoms and getting regular screenings.
- Her fight for breast cancer awareness and prevention is fueled by her own experience and her desire to help other women who may find themselves in a situation similar to hers.
During SurvivorNet’s annual “Close the Gap” conference, Lewis explained, "Most of the women I speak to are African American. We don’t always have the resources we need to keep consistent insurance." One of the biggest challenges that African American women face is access to consistent health insurance. In her interview, Lewis highlights how many women she speaks to do not have the resources they need to keep insurance coverage. This can lead to delayed diagnoses and ultimately poorer outcomes.Read More
Lewis’ advocacy for breast cancer awareness and prevention is fueled by her own experience and her desire to help other women. She emphasizes the importance of early detection and encourages women to get regular screenings. She serves as an inspiration as she addresses racial disparities in healthcare and education and breaks down communication barriers about the importance of preventative care, and increased access to screenings and medical care.