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Cancer is the second leading cause of death in African Americans. Advances in early detection, screening and treatment have reduced cancer incidence and mortality, improved life expectancy and enhanced the quality of life for many cancer patients. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), when compared with other ethnic groups, African Americans are significantly more likely to develop cancer and subsequently die from their disease. The most common forms of cancers in African Americans are lung, breast, cervical, prostate, and colorectal.

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Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Lung Cancer
Prostate Cancer