Published in Cancer Weekly, May 28th, 2002
Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death. Nearly 7% of Americans will develop colon cancer at some point in their lives. The death rate, however, has been declining since 1985. But among African Americans, colon cancer takes a higher toll. The overall 5-year survival for African Americans in 1992 was 52.4%. In impoverished areas such as New York City's Harlem, where 41% of families have incomes below...
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