Dr. Onyinye Balogun on Uterine Cancer and Its Impact on Black Women
NEW YORK, NY (September 28, 2023) — “There can be a stigma and secrecy when it comes to cancer,” says Dr. Balogun. “Sometimes there’s an underappreciation for the fact that what’s ailing you might also affect somebody in the family. I tell women, ‘Stop the secrecy. Talking can save a life.’”
This is a quote from Dr. Onyinye Balogun, a radiation oncologist at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, assistant professor of radiation oncology at Weill Cornell Medicine and an Ethnicity and Cancer Scholar for the New York Genome Center’s Polyethnic-1000 (P-1000) initiative. In a recent piece published on Health Matters, Dr. Balogun discusses the results of a recent study that reported an increase in uterine cancer death rates among people of color. She also speaks on the reasoning behind these risk factors and what Black women can do to protect theirhealth and improve outcomes.