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At our National Cancer Information Center trained Cancer Information Specialists can answer questions 24 hours a day, every day of the year to empower you with accurate, up-to-date information to help you make educated health decisions. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with valuable services and resources.
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About 224,080 new cancer cases and 73,680 cancer deaths are expected to occur among Black people in 2022. Black people have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial/ethnic group in the United States for most cancers. For example, Black women are 41% more likely to die from breast cancer than White women, despite lower incidence of the disease.
Facts such as these are presented in the updated edition of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts and Figures for African American/Black People 2022-2024. This publication also provides the most recent data on cancer risk factors and screening in the Black population.
Suggested citation: American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for African American/Black People 2022-2024.
This publication is accompanied by "Cancer Statistics for African American/Black People, 2022," a scientific article published in the American Cancer Society’s CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
Also see the news story: More Black Women Die from Breast Cancer Than Any Other Cancer
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