Welcome to the CupArise Podcast. This platform is for sharing relatable and empowering perspectives on breast cancer for black women and their loved ones either living in their home countries or in the diaspora. Each episode, we will look to answer questions such as, why do barriers to early presentation persist? How can we enhance breast cancer awareness at an individual level? We will discuss facts about breast cancer, and the importance of early detection. Guests will share stories of their own personal experiences on their journey from receiving diagnosis to completing treatment. We will also discuss some of the mental, physical, and emotional aspects as well as the associated cultural stigma around breast cancer. On the issue of faith as a barrier, medically trained faith leaders will also share their perspectives on the role of faith in medicine.