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African American women are more likely to get cervical cancer, be diagnosed at a later stage of cancer, and die from cervical cancer. Edwards and Buescher look into the statistics to determine just what the difference between African American and White women getting cervical cancer is.
This study examined current differences in North Carolina between African-American and white women in cervical cancer incidence, stage at diagnosis, treatment, and mortality. Results suggest the need for increased preventative cervical cancer screening for African-American women, so that cancer cases can be detected at an earlier stage.