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Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis was not easy. Continuous negative thoughts crossed my mine especially death and fear. Learning the medical jargon and fearing the medicines that were given to me would not work was always at the forefront of my initial diagnosis.
It took me months to accept my diagnosis and once I accepted my diagnosis I was able to change my thought process. I learned that just because I received this diagnosis I still could do good in the world. I centered my advocacy around the racial disparities that black women sometimes face. All patients should be given the same standard of care no matter the race. I am passionate about eliminating this disparity, to help improve the treatment Black women receive.
I work with a wide range of researchers, medical professionals and community leaders engaging and collaborating to help improve . I support my community in many different ways, including volunteering on the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Helpline and reviewing proposals for the DOD Breast Cancer Research Program. I have received many accolades for my work including the 2020 Ann Haney award given by Breast Cancer Recovery and the Living Beyond Breast Cancer 2020 Donna Noce Colaco Going Beyond Award. I am also a 2020/2021 Portrait of Hope Ambassador for the St Louis American Cancer Society.
The Doctor Is In
Join Us Every Wednesday
Join The Doctor Is In every Wednesday for an informative and educational panel on important topics that affect black breast cancer and on the importance of clinical trials and how the recruitment of black women in trials are so important and needed.
Ricki Farley is the Founder of Touch The Black Breast Cancer Alliance.
I believe you deserve factual information about breast cancer. Don’t You?
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Currently, over 155,000 women are living with MBC, and I am one of them. After continuous research and education, I’ve learned more is needed to end racial disparities in the African American community. Be Your Own Advocate. If you feel something is wrong, SAY something. There have been many incidences of symptoms experienced by black women being ignored or dismissed.
With the right information and an authentic voice, you will be well equipped and aware of how you can fully embrace your life and thrive.
Our MBC Life Podcast
Amplifying voices, sharing realities. This is Our MBC Life. A podcast dedicated to exploring life with metastatic breast cancer from the perspective of us, the people living with this disease and the experts who partner with us to help make our lives better. Brought to you by SHARE Cancer Support where we believe no one should face MBC alone. Click at the link below to listen to some of our recent podcast from Season 1. Look out for Season 2. It's going to blow your socks off. Thanks to all of our guests from Season 1. You have made this podcast fun, exciting and informational.