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African-American women nearly twice as likely to die from endometrial cancer than other women

Black women have a 90 percent higher mortality rate from endometrial cancer than all other groups of women with this cancer. It’s four times more common than cervical cancer and twice as common as ovarian cancer, “but if endometrial cancer is caught early, it is almost always curable,” says Kemi Doll, a University of Washington …

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African American women twice as likely as white women to be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer

Cervical cancer used to be a major cause of death in women during their childbearing years.  But the development of the Pap smear in the 1950s and a vaccine in the 2000s against the virus that causes the cancer have greatly reduced the toll this cancer causes. But 4,000 American women still die each year …

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