Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

Health Disparities in Cancer

CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) monitors trends in cancer incidence and mortality, and identifies which populations are disproportionately affected by the disease.


Woman's faceBreast Cancer Disparities
Black women have the highest death rates of all racial and ethnic groups. The reasons for this difference result from many factors.

Photo of two peopleReducing Cancer Disparities
Public health agencies, health care providers, and communities of all racial and ethnic groups must become partners in a national effort to reduce health disparities.

AMIGAS is a bilingual educational intervention designed to help increase cervical cancer screening among Hispanics.

Photo of two peopleCDC's Health Disparities in Cancer Feature
Life expectancy and overall health have improved in recent years for most Americans, but not all Americans are benefiting equally.

Black women are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. Learn why. CDC Vital Signs
Contact Us:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
    c/o CDC Warehouse
    3719 N Peachtree Rd
    Building 100 MS F-76
    Chamblee GA 30341
  • 800-CDC-INFO
    TTY: (888) 232-6348
  • Contact CDC-INFO The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #