Awareness for minorities who have or could develop cancer - 2
Narrator: This is NIH health matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Cancer health disparities are defined as differences in the incidence, prevalence, mortality, and burden of the disease among specific population groups. Population groups can be based on race, ethnicity or economic status. Ms. Fahcina Lawson, from the NIH's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities gives an example.
Lawson: Asian American Pacific Islander men are twice as likely women are almost three times as likely to have and die from stomach cancer.
Narrator: She says awareness among minority groups is critical to reduce cancer health disparities. For more information on cancer health disparities, including research, training and outreach to help eliminate them, 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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