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Tagged ‘racial disparities and cancer’

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is a time to call attention to cancer health disparities that adversely impact minority groups, which include—but are not limited to—people of color and people living in poverty. According to the American Cancer Society, Hispanic women are more likely to get cervical cancer and African-American women are more likely to die […]

Tobacco use is more than a “bad habit.” It’s a social justice issue

The number of teens smoking little cigars and cigarillos (LCCs) is growing at an alarming rate, particularly among African-Americans―a group with higher cancer incidence and death rates than other ethnicities. LCCs are tobacco products that are inhaled like cigarettes and are similar in size, shape and filtering. LCCs also have the same health risks as […]

ICYMI: February 26, 2016

Feature Story Most clinicians do not mention that HPV, HBV vaccines reduce cancer FRIDAY, February 19, 2016 (Infectious Disease News) — Only 7% of clinicians recommended to patients that the HPV and hepatitis B vaccines specifically can reduce cancer, according to a recent survey. “The majority of physicians and other health care providers surveyed reported that […]