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Health Disparities in Cancer

Photo of a cancer patient and her daughter talking to a doctor

According to CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, life expectancy and overall health have improved in recent years for most Americans, but not all Americans are benefiting equally. CDC monitors trends in new cancer cases and cancer deaths to identify groups that are more affected by the disease.

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REACH: Improving Lives, Inspiring Hope video

Through CDC’s Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program, local communities reduce racial and ethnic health disparities in chronic health conditions like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular health, asthma, and obesity. Watch examples in this video.

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