Breast cancer documentary premieres this Sunday

Take a break from football this weekend and check out a new documentary designed to promote early cancer detection and treatment among African Americans.TV One partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to produce Breast Cancer Examined: An African American Perspective, which airs this Sunday at 7 p.m. Eastern. (If you can't catch it Sunday night, the special will re-air at 4 a.m. on Monday; October 16 at 1 p.m.; and October 18 at 4 p.m.)Viewers go where the patients go, through the stages of treatment and survival. These personal stories allow the filmmakers to educate viewers about the different types of breast cancer, the various kinds of treatment, and survivorship. A number of celebrities appear in the film, including actor Richard Roundtree, syndicated radio personality Ebony Steele, and actresses Diahann Carroll and Gabrielle Union.Visit www.circleofpromise.org to get details on Circle of Promise, Komen's African American breast cancer initiative, and check out the story CURE ran about how to overcome the challenges minorities face when it comes to early cancer detection and access to care.