Blacks die of cancer more often, USC study finds

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COLUMBIA – A new study by the University of South Carolina shows that blacks die of cancer more often than whites in the Palmetto state and at rates well above the national average.

Researchers at USC's Arnold School of Public Health discussed the findings Tuesday. The study was published in the June issue of the American Cancer Society's journal Cancer. The study also looks at cancer death disparities between men and women.

Lead author James Herbert (AY'-behr) says researchers can't explain the cause of the racial differences among cancer rates, but he says late diagnosis might be a cause.

The study shows the largest racial differences are for prostate, oral and female breast cancers.

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GnipGnop1
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GnipGnop1 06/02/09 - 01:16 pm
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Come on justus let us know

Come on justus let us know how the white man is infecting the black man with cancer cells so he can wipe out the black race and control the world.

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soldout 06/02/09 - 01:54 pm
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It could be because of poorer

It could be because of poorer dental care if the jaw cavitation/tumor theroy turns out to be right. Much disease is associated with dental care and this may turn out to be an additional one mainly cause by the method used to remove wisdom teeth.

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TORTURE 06/02/09 - 02:33 pm
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Here we go again, another new

Here we go again, another new research study always stated that blacks are more likely to die from all health related disease than whites,that a myth because every time I visited the hosptial all I see is white sick patients.So anybody can do a research from Japan and Augusta Chronicle will publish this fabricated research. Nevertheless,the only way this research can show merit is that blacks are misdiagnosis by white physicans.

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j2says 06/02/09 - 03:45 pm
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No one thinks it's a

No one thinks it's a conspiracy against black people. Normally blacks wait longer to get medical treatment which accounts for the reason the mortality rates are higher. The longer you wait the more advanced the cancer usually becomes. The better study would have been why does this occur whether it's cultural differences or based totally on a lack of access.

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corgimom 06/02/09 - 04:55 pm
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GnipGnop, you forgot to add

GnipGnop, you forgot to add "as is reported by the Non-Minority Media" and as Justus will tell you, it's all because of slavery.

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andywarhol 06/02/09 - 06:23 pm
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Cancer was invented by whitey

Cancer was invented by whitey to keep the brotha man down.

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bailmeout2 06/02/09 - 08:43 pm
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2 black patients last week

2 black patients last week told me I was "trying to milk their insurance money"

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BakersfieldCityLimits 06/02/09 - 09:37 pm
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Cancer is racist.

Cancer is racist.

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Ode 06/02/09 - 09:45 pm
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LOL @ the comments. Good

LOL @ the comments. Good stuff. If poor dental care is thought to be the culprit then 90% of the British would already be dead from cancer. My theory is that Black & Milds really are cancer sticks.

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