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Published on February 17, 2016

Women With Disabilities Are More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer — Here's Why

By Jordyn Taylor

"I know I'm going to need two technicians," she told Mic. "Somebody has to take the pictures, and somebody has to position my arms. And I can't stand, so I've got two issues."

Reis, a health care policy analyst, uses a wheelchair. "Often, when I make the appointment, I will try to tell the person that I use a chair, that I have a different positioning of my arms, and need another technician," she told Mic. "Often I show up, and they still don't have an extra technician."

But it could be worse, Reis said. She has the ability to speak, which means she can advocate for herself during breast cancer screenings.

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