Inspiring strength

Being diagnosed with cancer can be a journey with a life-changing impact. You’re too strong to navigate it alone. NOWINCLUDED is here to help. 

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Screening can save lives

As the second leading cause of death in the U.S., cancer can be quite scary. Its impact is greater for our community compared to other racial/ ethnic groups.

Luckily, there are things we can do to stay healthy.

Completing regular screenings improves early detection and treatment outcomes. A cancer diagnosis doesn’t have to stop you from living your life. Finding support groups, like our NOWINCLUDED cancer circle, can help you find the strength to overcome the emotional and physical impact of cancer.

Watch this video to learn more about actions you can take to prevent some common cancers. 

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A cancer diagnosis can be daunting. Dr. Patricia Marsh, family medicine doctor and CEO of Ask Me Your MD, shares tips you can use to stay healthy against some cancers.

The Reality of Cancer

We all have a little fight in us, but the truth is that Black people are more likely to be diagnosed with and die from cancer. Check out these common cancers diagnosed in our community.

Brain Cancer

Like most things involving the brain, brain cancer is complex. It can cause symptoms that make you think differently or impact how you move.


Breast Cancer

Black women tend to have more aggressive forms of breast cancer. Protect your sacred curves with early and regular detection.

Colorectal Cancer

It might be hard to find strength when even Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) died from this cancer. But with early detection and treatment, it can be less deadly.

Lung Cancer

Smoking is a factor, but it’s not the only one. You can still develop lung cancer without ever smoking.


Lymphoma is a group of blood cancers that affect your immune system. While not as common for Black people, it is one cancer whose survival rates have improved over the years.
Multiple Myeloma

Multiple Myeloma

Another form of blood cancer, multiple myeloma is twice as common and deadly in Black people than in white people.
Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

We know you might be nervous to get tested for prostate cancer. It’s important you understand your prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and family history to understand your risk.

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer doesn’t have to be a “silent killer” when you know which symptoms to look out for.
The reality is that cancer can stop us in our tracks. However, by understanding our risk and getting tested regularly, we can take action against it. Check out this article on cancer screenings and treatment options. 

Why We Should Be Included

Cancer treatments have come a long way, but there’s still more to be done. To rid the world of cancer, we must be involved in clinical research. When we are not included in research for cancer, we can’t be sure if a treatment will work just as well or be just as safe for us as it will for others.

By participating in clinical research, we can give ourselves a chance to have treatments that may work better and be safer for us.

Learning more about clinical research can be a critical step in improving health outcomes for future generations.
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Clinical research may help you access the latest treatment options. Hear from Dr. Craig Cole, a blood cancer expert, and Tamara, multiple myeloma community ambassador, on why participating in research could help you.

Are you an ambassador or partner wanting to raise cancer awareness and prevention?

Check out our rooted resilience campaign toolkit to share on your platform.

You’re Not Alone in the fight

Watch inspiring stories from NOWINCLUDED community members who are living with cancer or are in remission. Be inspired by caregivers who’ve stood strong in the fight.
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Wynn’s Story

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Tamara’s Story


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