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Blacks Are Likely To Die Of Cancer Due To “Structural Racism”

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According to a new study released by the American Cancer Society, Black Americans are more likely to die from certain cancers than other races because of structural racism.

The report says wealth inequalities lead to differences in risk factor exposure, access to prevention, early detection, and treatment.

 

High overall cancer incidence in Black men is largely due to prostate cancer, which is 70 percent higher than in White men and black women have a 4% lower breast cancer incidence than white women but are likely to die from the disease at a 40% higher rate.