Washington has the second-highest death rate for breast cancer in the nation. Despite that statistic, the number of women getting mammograms is on the decline. Join Kojo for a look at the obstacles to treatment, the latest on prevention programs, and why disparities in minority death rates exist.


  • Carolyn Hendricks, MD Oncologist, Suburban Hospital-Bethesda
  • Susan Butler Executive Director, DC Cancer Coalition
  • Diane Balma Vice-President of Public Policy, The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Related Links

Topics + Tags


comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Politics Hour – October 20, 2017

Friday, Oct 20 2017Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy discusses his efforts to address gang violence. Plus, D.C. Councilmember Trayon White joins us to recap the "grocery march" protesting food deserts east of the Anacostia River.