Why Maya Rockeymoore Cummings began her congressional campaign with a double mastectomy

From The Washington Post authored by Ovetta Wiggins:

“‘I wanted to make sure I was taking the affirmative measures,’ Rockeymoore Cummings said in an interview. ‘It just seems like, what happened with my mother and my sister, I just felt like I was next. And instead of waiting around for it, I just felt like I needed to be proactive.’ Breast cancer is the second-deadliest cancer among black women, according to the American Cancer Society. And while the rate of breast cancer has dropped in the African American community, the death rate from it is 40 percent higher among black women than white women.”

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