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Blacks have higher risk than Whites for death from cervical cancer, anal cancer, and throat cancer

Blacks in the U.S. were significantly more likely than Whites to die from cervical, anal or throat cancer during the years 2007 and 2015. Eric Adjei Boakye (above) and his colleagues analyzed the medical records of more than 77,000 adults with these cancers.

Hispanics were more likely to die of throat cancer, but less likely to die of cervical cancer tha Whites.  Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Native Alaska women were less likely to die of cervical cancer.

See the full text of the scientific paper “Differences in Sociodemographic Correlates of Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancer Survival in the United States” by Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters et al.

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