The Multicultural Health Institute (MHI) Cancer Resources

The death rate from cancer among African-American males is 1.4 times higher than that among white males; for African-American females, it is 1.2 times higher. African-American men have a rate of prostate cancer that is double that for white men.

  • When accounting for all cancers combined, incidence rates for men are highest among blacks (598.5/100,000), followed by whites (533.1/100,000), Hispanics (400.5/100,000), Asian/Pacific Islanders (318.7/100,000), and American Indian/Alaska Natives (290.0/100,000).

  • When accounting for all cancers combined, death rates for women are highest are highest among blacks (175.2/100,000), followed by whites (150.6/100,000), American Indian/Alaska Natives (103.1/100,000), Hispanic (99.0/100,000), and Asian/Pacific Islander (90.9/100,000).

  • Taking into account who's growing old in the United States and how many of us will be old by 2030, some projections show a 45% increase in cancer diagnosis in general and a 99% increase in cancer incidence among minorities (compared with a 31% increase for non-minorities).

  • Although breast cancer is diagnosed 10% less frequently in African American women than White women, African American women are 36% more likely to die from the disease.

  • American Indian Women are 1.6 times as likely to die from cervical cancer as compared to white women.

  • Asian/Pacific Islander men and women have higher incidence and mortality rates for stomach and liver cancer.

  • Hispanic women are twice as likely as non-Hispanic white women to be diagnosed with cervical cancer.

  • Among minority groups, expected increases in cancer incidences are:

    • 64% for African-Americans

    • 76% for American Indian/Alaska natives

    • 132% for Asian/Pacific Islanders

    • 142% for Hispanics

 Some Online Resources to Explore

A4M: Longevity Magazine e-Journal
www.worldhealth.net

Cancer.Net
www.cancer.net

Cancer Treatment Centers of America
www.cancercenter.com

Emerging Med Navigator
http://bit.ly/1NyxgJP

Moffitt Cancer Center
www.moffitt.org

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
www.canceradvocacy.org

MHI Design for Health Store
Recommend: Immunitone Plus

http://bit.ly/1EHCayw

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

Caris Life Sciences
www.carislifesciences.com/patients

Dr. Isaac Eliaz: Your Guide to Wellness
www.dreliaz.org/health-solutions/newsletter

Florida Cancer Specialist
Toll Free:1-855-585-5433

https://www.flcancer.com/

MD Anderson Cancer Center
www.mdanderson.org

National Cancer Institute: Comprehensive Cancer Information www.cancer.gov

Mobile Apps

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool
An interactive tool to estimate a woman’s risk of developing invasive breast cancer.
http://www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool/

CaringBridge
Connects you with support of friends and family when it’s needed most.
http://www.caringbridge.org/

Livestrong Loops
Map your running, cycling, and walking routes. Share it with friends.
http://www.livestrong.com/loops/

Find a Health Center
Type in a city/state/ZIP or place name and click the ‘Find Centers’ button to find health centers  near you.

http://apple.co/1abdemm

Exercise Counts Calculator
Find the calories burned in a workout or daily activity

http://bit.ly/JDRNOj

Cancer.net
Guides on 120 types of cancer, an interactive tool to keep track of questions to ask healthcare providers, and more.
http://bit.ly/1GPZFWd

SmokefreeTXT
24/7 tips, advice, and encouragement to help you quit smoking.
http://1.usa.gov/1CmNXgM

Melanoma Risk Assessment Tool
An interactive tool to help estimate a person’s risk of developing invasive melanoma.
http://www.cancer.gov/melanomamobile

Mammogram Reminder
An email on the first day of your birth month with the recommendations based on our latest guidelines
http://bit.ly/1uwWgXL

Speaker’s Link

American Cancer Society
2970 University Parkway, Suite 104
Sarasota, FL 34243
941-365-2858
www.cancer.org

Florida Department of Health in Sarasota
2200 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34237
941-861-2900
www.sarasotahealth.org

Tidewell Hospice
5955 Rand Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34238
941-552-7500
www.tidewellhospice.org

Center for Building Hope
5481 Communications Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34240
941-921-5539
www.centerfobuildinghope.org

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
STAR Cancer Rehabilitation
STAR Referral & Information Line
941-917-STAR (7827)
www.smh.com/p.aspx?p=665

1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Way, Sarasota,  Florida 34234

Phone: 941-706-3362   Fax: 941-225-8198

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