For decades, the extent of cancer and cancer from illness among African Americans in the United States was a major impact on those who had been suffering from illness. there. But the latest analysis of national data from the American Amphiological Society states that "cancer gap" has declined: In recent years, death rates from four key cancers have declined among non among them.
The report was published on Thursday CA: Cancer Magazine for Clinicians, magazine reviewed by American Amphitheater Society.
African Americans still participate in an inappropriate part of the cancer burden in the US, get the highest rate of death and the lowest permanent level of any ethnic or ethnic group for most diseases.
"In 2019, it is expected that 202,260 of new cancer cases and 73,030 deaths in blackmail in the United States," will be examined by ACS checks.
But their report also indicates that the gap between black and white has been significantly closing over decades; disappeared when it occurs on lung, prostate and colorectal faults. Indeed, during the period from 2006 to 2015, lower cancer rates of 2.6 per cent per annum are black, compared to 1.6 per cent among white people. Among women, for that time, mortality rates of cancer increased by 1.5 per cent among black people compared to 1.3 per cent among the moon.
"Fifteen years of a continuous reduction in cancer rate among black people mean that there are more than 462,000 fewer cancer deaths," according to the authors of the report.
The development among African Americans is largely due to a significant reduction in lung cancer counting and death, says Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, chief remedial officer for the American Amphitheater Society, and this may appear to be a fall reduction in smoking shape numbers.
"I can not say why smoking has declined so much in the black community but the news is very good," he said. "It has been a huge pressure on the gap between the black and the moon and we are very grateful."
Despite this, uncontrollable cannibis in cancer continues. The reasons are like several Lichtenfeld notes, and include differences in education, socio-economic status and access to healthcare.
When U.S. Everyone has equal access to good health care, screening and medicine, Lichtenfield says, "we can see even more successful. We must make a promise to do that."