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Blacks with Throat Cancer Get Harsher Therapy

Posted Jul 17 2012 10:19am

Blacks in the U.S. with throat cancer are more likely than whites to have surgery that leaves them unable to speak than to get gentler voice-preserving treatments, a new study finds.

Rachel Lowe, 50, has her throat examined as part of a street medicine program between Venice Family Clinic and St Joseph Homeless Day Center in Venice, Los Angeles, California, February 16, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Source: Reuters Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: African-American Health , Health Disparities , Throat Cancer
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