April Is Minority Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know that Hispanic men and women have lower survival rates than whites for most cancers? Did you know that African Americans have the highest death and shortest survival rates of any racial of ethnic group for most cancers?
Survival disparity is attributed to late diagnosis, inadequate health care and cultural differences in seeking medical care. Aggressive breast tumors are more common in African American women compared to white women. Inadequate monitoring during a “watchful waiting” period is common to older Hispanic cancer patients.
The fact remains that minorities are less likely to receive cancer screenings, more likely to be diagnosed at an advanced stage, and have lower survival rates.
- Don’t Wait
- Know The Scientifically Proven Prevention Methods
- Get Screened
- Seek Appropriate Treatment
Have Questions or Need Answers?
Contact the American Cancer Society Toll Free at 1-800-227-2345.