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Millennials Are Fighting Back Against Breast Cancer

More women in their 20s and 30s are being diagnosed with breast cancer

Read about how Millennial-aged women are taking a proactive stance against breast cancer despite having…

By Toni Howard Lowe

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Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared with 23.6%—black men are 37% more likely to develop lung cancer and 22% more likely to die from it. For black women, lung cancer occurs at roughly the same rate as it does in white women, according to an American Lung Association report. Though the reason for the disparity is unclear, it appears to be the result of a confluence of factors such as genetics and access to healthcare.

Talking Points: What You Need to Know

Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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