Awareness for minorities who have or could develop cancer - 1
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Minorities face higher than average numbers of new cases and deaths from many cancers. Ms. Fahcina Lawson, at the NIH's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities points to one group as an example.
Lawson: African American men are twice as likely some of cancer than white men. They're also 2.5 times more to die from prostate cancer than their white counterparts.
Narrator: She says this is not the only minority group with such a large gap in health disparities. She adds that awareness among minority communities is critical to reduce cancer health disparities. For more information on cancer health disparities, 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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