Why More Black Women Die of Cancer Than White Women

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By: Krystle Crossman

When it comes to [email protected] cancer treatments there is a very large discrepancy between who has the treatments available to them. [email protected] cancer research has made some amazing advancements in the treatment for the cancer but unfortunately black woman have a harder time finding treatment as opposed to white women. This means that more black women end up dying from [email protected] cancer than white women.

A study was conducted by the Avon Foundation for Women and the Sinai Urban Health Institute concerning the deaths of women in 41 different cities that died of [email protected] cancer. They had hoped that the results over the five studies that were conducted would show a decrease in the number of black women and white women who died from [email protected] cancer but unfortunately the numbers did not show that.

From the years 1990 to 1994 there was a 17% difference in the number of black women that died in comparison to the white women who died. Sadly in the years 2000-2005 black women were 40% more likely to die from [email protected] cancer than white women. The rates differed depending on the location that they were studying but the gap was always there.

Why is there such a discrepancy between these two races? One of the biggest reasons that more black women are dying from [email protected] cancer than white women is due to the fact that the access to affordable treatment programs are so much harder to come by. Research found that the areas that had the most poverty were the ones hit the hardest with deaths due to the fact that affordable care is unattainable for many. With new advancements in the Affordable Care Act some are optimistic that more women can receive care but it will not affect the data for quite some time. Marc Hurlbert was a coauthor of the study and he said that there are other ways that women can reduce their risk. Eating right and getting plenty of exercise are great ways to keep your risk of cancer down.

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  1. mark english on

    the same god that rewards you for killing black babies is punishing you for betraying your own kind and worshipping a false krakka god so called creator…Amen

  2. In Pennsylvania, we have a wonderful organization, founded by Pat Halpin Murphy — The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. Their outreach is spectacular, and helping so many women of color fight this horrible disease.

  3. THAT IS YOUR MAN GIRL SOMETIME WE HAVE TO TAKE A CHANCE I AM SURE YOU MISS HIM. CHOSES THAT WE MAKE I HOPE DID THE RIGHT THING YOU WILL GET THAT MONEY BACK YOUR SELF WORTH HAS TO BE HIGH GOOD LUCK

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  4. I am an alternative practioner.
    Some of the issues with African American women is access to good medical care and understandable information from their physician. Nutrition plays a huge role in prevention and healing of chronic illnesses. It is the actual treatment, which includes chemotherapy..radiation..surgery, which treats the symptoms and continues the toxic process that created cancer in the beginning! When people say “I’m cancer free” and later “my cancer came back” that’s a signal that the root of the condition was not addressed.
    There needs to be much, much more education with diets..exercise..supplements..herbs..meditation..etc. God put everything on this Earth that we need..there are powerful herbs that will kill cancer and possibly Heal chronic conditions. Do your research!
    Black women really need to look at their diets, exercise several times per week! Fatty greasy foods..Mac and Don’s supperclub..KFC death food..50 ounce sodas..potato chips..pizza..all are cancer feeders! Red meat..liquor..cancer!
    One of the biggest issues is people believe that fresh/organic fruits and veggies are too expensive. I know that some stores carry organic produce not just health markets..GMO(genetically modified organisms) are the norm in most grocery stores..these GMO’s are initiators of cancer..autism..ADD/ADHD..multiple sclerosis..Lupus..and many conditions.
    Look at preventitive measures to keep yourselves in good health!

  5. A. Bertha Borne on

    Another reason Dr. W. is we’re accepting *ABORTIONS in the B/community as a way of life…I mean death. And Breast Cancer is known to be attributed to abortions; and B/females love having *CANNULAcides. B/females lead the nation in CANNULAcides. One in every two has had an abortion.

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