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By Srijan Sen
Cancer Treatment Centers of American is commemorating this week as National Minority Cancer Awareness Week. According to the American Cancer Society, African-Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer than any other ethnic group.
The mortality rate among African-American men is 27 percent higher than Caucasian men and 11 percent higher for African- American women in comparison to Caucasian women.
The Hispanic ethnic group also encounters higher rates of cervical, liver and stomach cancers than non-Hispanics.
The American Cancer Society is actively fighting cancer disparities on many fronts while …
If a screening test could not only catch cancer early but also help to prevent it, could you think of any reason not to have the test?
All widely used cancer screening tests aim to detect cancer early, when treatment may be more successful.
But several screening tests can also help find abnormal cells that have not yet become cancer, allowing them to be removed before they can cause problems.
Colorectal cancer screening tests, for example, can help detect pre-cancerous growths called polyps.
Removing these polyps prevents them from becoming cancer.
Colorectal cancer is the …
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Pink Heals Milwaukee will donate funds raised this year to support cancer care and treatment at the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center
Who: Brad Bowen- Pink Heals Milwaukee representative Kristin Ciganek- Milwaukee Fire Department cancer survivor Froedtert & Medical College Clinical Cancer Center representatives
When: Friday October 25, 20113 12:00 pm
Where: Froedtert & Medical College Clinical Care Center N. 87th Street and Doyne Ave., Wauwatosa
Details: Pink Heals Milwaukee is an organization that raises funds to support cancer care and research.
They will be making a donation to …
Major declines in breast, colorectal, prostate cancer mortality rates
Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Wisconsin, according to the recently released Wisconsin Facts and Figures 2013.
This year, it is estimated that 11,220 Wisconsin residents will die of cancer. Nationally, heart disease remains the leading cause of death.
Of the major cancers, melanoma is increasing most dramatically, and both males and females in Wisconsin are experiencing an increase.
From 1995 to 2010, melanoma incidence rates have increased by 65 percent in men and 112 percent in women.
Lung cancer remains the leading …
MADISON- A quarter-million dollar grant will move UW Carbone Cancer Center researchers another big step forward in improving an already-effective childhood cancer treatment.
Dr. Paul Sondel and his research team today received $250,000 from Hyundai Hope On Wheels and Madison area Hyundai dealers. Since 1998, “Hope on Wheels” has donated more than $72 million to researchers who are working to fight childhood cancer.
Sondel’s team will use the grant to take the next laboratory research steps in the innovative immunotherapy treatment they have helped pioneer in the current treatment of neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma, …
Proceeds raised on the behalf of cancer awareness
By Cassandra Lans
The NAACP Young Adult Committee is proud to present its ‘Fight Like A Girl’ event that will be held on May 4, 2013 at the Mother Katherine Daniels Conference Center.
This unique event will feature local female celebrities in “the ring” to fight on behalf of cancer research, and generate revenue to support local advocacy organizations to increase the awareness among the communities that need it the most.
“African Americans have the highest mortality rate of any racial and ethnic group for all …
According to the American Cancer Society, African Americans have the highest death rate of any racial and ethnic group in the United States for most cancers. In 2011, in fact, the American Cancer Society estimated that among African- American women there were 28,840 new cases of breast cancer, which resulted in more than 6,000 deaths. When it comes to breast cancer, early detection is key.
As a community we need to ensure women have access to mammography screenings and breast exams. One of the first steps is to educate our community …
The Women of Color Cancer Awareness Summit will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Kosciuszko Community Center located at 2201 S. 7th St. in Milwaukee. Free mammograms will be available for approximately some women.
The event will also feature a panel discussion with a group of women who are cancer survivors. During the event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 15-20 pre-registered participants over the age of 40 will receive their first mammogram screening in the Columbia St. Mary’s Digital Mammography Mobile.
Additionally, 30-40 more participants will …
Cancer affects men and women of every age, race, ethnic background, and economic class. However, data shows that cancer severely impacts minorities and the economically disadvantaged.
Fifteen years ago, in an effort to draw attention to the disparities in cancer incidence and death rates experienced by minorities and the poor, the U.S. House of Representatives designated the third week in April as National Minority Cancer Awareness Week. The goal of the designation was to identify a time during which focused programs would be conducted to increase community awareness of the importance …
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National Minority Cancer Awareness Week is April 15- 21, and the American Cancer Society is committed to helping reduce the cancer burden facing African Americans in the Milwaukee area. The American Cancer Society 8th annual Sankofa Health and Wellness Forum will be held at North Division High School on Saturday, April 28th from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m.
“There are simple things people can do to stay well and reduce their risk of cancer such as getting more exercise and eating a healthier diet,” said …