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Health center provides help for breast cancer patients in Wards 7 and 8 in Southwest D.C.

Breast Care for Washington offers help for breast cancer patients in Ward 7 and 8 in Southwest D.C.  Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 (ABC7 photo) 

Breast Care for Washington in Southwest D.C. is helping women diagnosed with breast cancer that live in Wards 7 and 8.

The nation's capital has the highest breast cancer mortality rates in the country, and Wards 7 and 8 have some of the highest mortality rates in the city.

Officials at Breast Cancer for Washington tells ABC7 News there is a lot of erroneous information and fear especially in the African-American community.

The nonprofit tries to help women overcome those fears by offering services to them whether or not they have health insurance.

ABC7 News reporter Ryan Hughes has more on this story in the above video.


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