AGGRESSIVE UTERINE CANCER ON THE RISE, ESPECIALLY FOR BLACK WOMEN


According to new research by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, women between the ages of 30 – 70, particularly black women have been getting aggressive and at times deadly types of uterine cancer at at much higher rates than in years past.

Why this matters: Uterine cancer is the most common and second deadliest gynecologic cancer in the U.S. As compared to other types of cancers, it is projected to rise over the next ten years.

Another separate study found that black men have the same risk of dying from prostate cancer as their white male counterparts.

Notable Quotes: “This data suggests that — although on the population level, more black men die from prostate cancer than white men — this disparity is largely, if not entirely, driven by social constructs and even systematic racial disparities in our country.” – Dr. Daniel Spratt, associate professor and vice chair of radiation oncology at the University of Michigan