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Health Disparities in Cancer

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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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AMIGAS helps community health workers increase cervical cancer screening among Hispanics.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cancer For Native Americans and Alaska Natives

This fact sheet [PDF-239KB] answers questions about cancer for Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

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