When Keep A Breast (KAB) founder Shaney Jo Darden first heard about Carbon Health she was battling a bad ear infection. She booked an appointment at one of our clinics and quickly realized she had found more than a new healthcare provider.
“Not only did I get in and see a provider that very same day, but it was some of the best care I have ever received at a doctor’s office!” she shares. “They were mindful, modern, and made me feel at home.”
An idea was hatched. She had always dreamt of partnering with a healthcare provider that could directly connect users to medical professionals, especially if they discovered any changes or lumps during a breast self-check.
“One of our goals at KAB is to provide accessible breast health to all. I was looking for a partner to refer patients to from our KAB app and Carbon Health quickly became my first choice.”
Since 2000, KAB has made it its mission to provide accessible breast health education and support to all through art, education, and face-to-face outreach. When they approached the Carbon Health team about joining forces, we knew it was a no-brainer. Together we are working toward our mutual goal of providing world-class healthcare to all. Using our tech-enabled platform we are able to connect KAB users with our network of virtual care providers.
Now, for the first time ever, KAB’s breast self-check app connects users who have discovered something with a medical professional virtually at Carbon Health.
Being able to connect you directly with a doctor during a challenging and scary time is an honor and a privilege. By working closely with the KAB team, we hope to give all of their users the best care and resources possible.
How it Works:
The new Keep A Breast app focuses on information, support, and, most importantly, access. For the first time, a breast self-check app now connects users who think they may have discovered something during a self-check with a virtual provider at Carbon Health. This means you’ll have direct, instantaneous support in the case where you may find any changes.
We advocate for the self-check as we’ve so commonly come in contact with young women who have found their own lumps (both benign and malignant) “by accident.” With 40% of diagnosed breast cancers being self-detected (according to the John Hopkins Medical Center), establishing what is “normal” for you is crucial to knowing your body.
What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
Have you ever noticed all the pink in October? That’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s the most important month for raising awareness and funds for breast cancer organizations.
KAB refers to this time as Breast Cancer Prevention Month as this shifts the focus of the message to a more actionable one. Raising awareness and sharing information not just of the disease but rather on methods of prevention and early detection — as this is their focus as an education-based nonprofit.
Keep A Breast Foundation
The Keep A Breast (KAB) Foundation™’s mission is to empower young people around the world with breast health education and support. KAB has evolved into the leading global youth-based breast cancer prevention organization serving millions.