New Study Implicates Healthcare Utilization Rates in Colorectal Cancer Disparities – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Cancer of the colon or rectum is also called colorectal cancer. In the United States, it is the fourth most common cancer in men and women. Higher rates of colorectal cancer incidence and mortality are experienced by African-Americans. Dr. Adeyinka Laiyemo is with the National Cancer Institute.
Laieymo: It has long been documented that blacks in the United States have a higher incidence of colorectal cancer and they also have a mortality that is death, from colorectal cancer.
Narrator: Recent studies have shown that for blacks, colon cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at later stages. For more information about colorectal cancer, visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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