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Do black Americans get cancer more than other groups? What can be done?
 

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), cancer diagnosis and death rates decreased among black Americans during 1992-1999, but black Americans still had the highest overall cancer rates of any group in this country. The overall cancer death rate for black Americans was 30 percent higher than for white Americans.
 

 

Source: "Ask the CIS" by the Cancer Information Service. "Ask the CIS" is distributed by the Cancer Information Service (CIS) of the Heartland, which serves Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri & Illinois. The CIS is a program of the National Cancer Institute. Call the CIS toll-free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. local time.




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