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Cancer Is Killing Fewer Americans, But a Racial Gap Endures

Here’s some good news, courtesy of the American Cancer Society’s annual Facts & Figures report: Fewer Americans are getting and dying from cancer, at least as of 2015, continuing a long decline seen s... read more

Starbucks Must Tell Customers Its Coffee Contains a Cancer-Causing Ingredient, But Don't Panic

A California judge has ruled coffee-selling companies in California will have to warn their customers of a cancer risk from their coffee products. Photo: Alexas_Fotos (Pixabay) Earlier Wednesday, a Ca... read more

Racial gap widening in colon cancer deaths; Rates nearly 50 higher in blacks than whites

according to American Cancer Society research being released Monday. The gap has been growing since the mid-1970s, when colon cancer death rates for the two racial groups were nearly equal. "We have s... read more

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Life expectancy for black Americans is four years below whites

African-Americans have made gains in life expectancy but major disparities remain in the United States, where blacks can expect to live about four years fewer than whites ... among older people. "The ... read more


Cancer mortality in the US continues decades-long drop

The report also finds that while the racial gap in cancer mortality continues to narrow, this mainly reflects progress in older age groups, and masks stark persistent inequalities for young and middle ... read more

Colon cancer tumors more common in men

The study defies conventional wisdom among cancer experts. The American Cancer Society ... Globally, the World Health Organization says colon cancer will kill 655,000 people this year. Under current g... read more

Vitamin D may help prevent polyps

Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The study appears in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association. It involved mostly men ages 50 to 75 who underwent routine colon cancer screening exams c... read more

Cancer Deaths Fell 25 Percent Since 1991

(NBC News) - Fewer Americans ... the cancer death rate was 15 percent higher in blacks than in whites in 2014, increasing access to care as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act m... read more

Wealth gap: A guide to what it is, why it matters

A Gallup poll finds two-thirds of Americans are unhappy with the nation's distribution of wealth. Experts say it may be slowing the economy. Why has the issue suddenly galvanized attention? Here are q... read more

Ovarian cancer rates plummet as more take contraceptives

Despite being one of the most common cancers for women, mortality rates have declined 33 percent from 1976 to 2015, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. Additionally there have ... read more



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