This is a special podcast focused on The Takeaway's six-month-long audio storytelling series, "Under Her Skin: Living With Breast Cancer." Come on a journey with us and three cancer survivors—Anita Colman, Lisa Echols and Crystal Miller—as they explain what it's like to live with breast cancer.
As part of the many events to mark Black History Month, these three African-American women share their stories, looking at the hard realities and hard numbers facing women of color: The breast cancer death rate for African-American women is 40 percent higher in the U.S. than the national average.
All three share their thoughts and their fears, their struggles and their triumphs in the hope that they can reach and inspire other women battling breast cancer.
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