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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 colorectal cancer incidence and mortality, as well as stage at diagnosis and treatment patterns among whites and African Americans in North Carolina. The results show that African Americans are less likely to receive appropriate screening and act to reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer.
While new cases of prostate cancer do not vary greatly by race in North Carolina, the state leads the nation in prostate cancer deaths among blacks. Stage-at-diagnosis was the most important determinant for survival.