Current Cancer Facts & Figures for African American/Black People
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.
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