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Heart Health

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 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

Resources to Explore

American Cancer society

2970 University Parkway, Suite 104Sarasota, FL 34243


Florida department of health in sarasota

2200 Ringling BlvdSarasota, FL 34237


Tidewell Hopspice

5955 Rand BlvdSarasota, FL 34238


Center for building hope

5481 Communications ParkwaySarasota, FL 34240


Sarasota memorial health care system

STAR Cancer RehabilitationSTAR Referral & Information Line

941-917-STAR (7827)

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