NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 10: Sara Sidner attends 17th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at The American Museum of Natural History on December 10, 2023 in New York City. Credit: Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for CNN

CNN anchor Sara Sidner announced on Monday that she is undergoing treatment for stage 3 breast cancer. During an emotional segment on CNN News Central, she told viewers she is in her second month of chemotherapy and will receive radiation and a double mastectomy. 

“I have never been sick a day of my life. I don’t smoke. I rarely drink. Breast cancer does not run in my family. And yet, here I am with stage three breast cancer,”  Sidner, 51, said on air.

Sidner touched on aspects of breast cancer that impact all women, but also Black women specifically. Here are three points everyone should know about the disease.

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