Wider Racial Gap Found in Cervical Cancer Deaths

NY Times reports: ”

The death rate from cervical cancer in the United States is considerably higher than previously estimated and the disparity in death rates between black women and white women is significantly wider, according to a study published Monday in the journal Cancer.

The rate at which black American women are dying from the disease is comparable to that of women in many poor developing nations, researchers reported. What makes the findings especially disturbing, said experts not involved in the research, is that when screening guidelines and follow-up monitoring are pursued, cervical cancer is largely preventable.” See Cervical Cancer Taking Deadlier Toll in U.S. Than Had Been Thought

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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