Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
& Research Institute

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Triple Negative Breast Cancer can affect women of any race, but African American women have a higher risk of getting this aggressive form of breast cancer. And, in Delaware the number of women with triple negative breast cancer is higher than anywhere else in the nation.

A group of staff and community volunteers decided to take on Triple Negative Breast Cancer by building networks throughout our community to educate neighbors about cancer risk assessment, prevention, early detection, treatment options and clinical research trials.

To help community health ambassadors educate women about this aggressive form of breast cancer, they created The Story of BRENDA — a free community education program. The acronym BRENDA helps women remember key steps they can take to reduce their risk for Triple Negative Breast Cancer:

  • Breastfeed.
  • Reduce alcohol.
  • Exercise.
  • Nutritious foods.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Achieve a healthy body weight.

To schedule a free presentation of The Story of Brenda for your community group, contact ChristianaCare’s Community Health Outreach Department at the Graham Cancer Center at 302-623-4661 or complete the request form:

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Community Health Outreach and Education Program
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions