Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S and between 2007 and 2011 over 4.9 million Americans were treated for it. Despite these sobering statistics, there is still a popularly held belief that African-Americans are unaffected by skin cancer. Why has this idea endured? And to what extent is it true? Can people of color get diagnosed with skin cancer? Here’s the good and bad news.
Young Cancer Survivors Face an Elevated Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease
Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors are at risk of experiencing treatment-related effects later in life, including damage to the heart. New research has identified various sociodemographic and modifiable risk factors associated with these patients’ risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Colorectal Cancer: Facts, Risk Factors, Screening & Treatment
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. But what is colorectal cancer? How common is it, what are the risk factors and how do you screen for it and treat it?
What is Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?
Triple-negative breast cancer is a type of aggressive and invasive form of breast cancer that makes up 10-15% of all breast cancer types. Read more about the statistics, symptoms, treatment options, and survival rate and prognosis for TNBC.
Differences in Insurance Coverage Associated with Nearly Half of Black-White Survival Disparity in Colorectal Cancer
Findings reinforce importance of equitable insurance coverage Health insurance coverage differences account for nearly one-half of the black-white survival disparity in colorectal cancer patients, according to a new study. The […]
Black Women and Breast Cancer
In our work with cancer patients and their caregivers in the underserved and minority populations throughout Queens, we have learned that health and health care are not the same for […]