Lifelines 1 - Cancer Disparities in the Native American Community
NARRATOR: This is Lifelines, from NIH Radio. Here’s Dr. Judith Kaur.
Kaur: When I went to medical school, people said cancer didn’t happen in Indians and it just didn’t seem that that was the right statement. But gradually there were people who were worried that we were starting to see more patients with very bad prognoses and didn’t quite understand what was happening in the community. So that there are areas of the country where indeed cancer rates are still low. And that’s good. But even in those communities, there’s data that shows that decade after decade, the rates are rising and if nothing is done preventively, will approach or even exceed the all U.S. white rate of cancer.
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