When we look at disparities in lung cancer, we have to look at our health care structure and how it provides access to people of color. We do know that African Americans are screened less than white Americans.
So how can we fix that? One is through education of our care providers. We need to empower our primary care providers to enroll their patients in lung cancer screening. An interview with Dr. David Cooke, head of the section of general thoracic surgery at University of California Davis Health, about racial disparities in lung cancer and how the community can help to improve access to care.
See “How The Community Can Help Combat Access to Lung Cancer Screening, Care Issues” by Kristie L. Kahl on the CURE website (November 18, 2020)