Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Survivorship Disparities

Survivorship disparities are differences in outcomes among specific population groups, such as race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and education.

Examples

Breast Cancer

African American women are nearly twice as likely as white women to be diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer and are much more likely than white women to die from breast cancer.

Liver Cancer

Rates of liver cancer are higher among American Indians/Alaska Natives and Asian and Pacific Islanders than other racial/ethnic groups.

Cervical Cancer

Women in rural areas are twice as likely to die from cervical cancer as women in more urban areas.

Risk Factors Associated With Disparities

  • Genetic and Biological Factors

  • Health Care Access

  • Socioeconomic Factors

  • Chemical and Physical Exposures

  • Diet

  • Physical Activity

Georgia CORE is committed to improving the quality of cancer for all Georgians and closing the gap in health disparities.

Adapted from Cancer Disparities, originally published by the National Cancer Institute.

Last Updated: 6/23/2019 10:43:45 AM

Cancer Survivorship Connection

Guest Editorial: A three-time cancer survivor should not get COVID-19, but I did

Cancer patients and survivors should not get COVID-19. A three-time cancer survivor should definitely not get COVID. But I did. And it was not good. Here is my story and the lessons I learned that might be of value to others.

1/19/2021

Survivors helping others survive

Three women, three cancer survivorship journeys, three missions resulting in nonprofits started to help and support others fighting cancer.

11/03/2020

Despite pandemic, Georgia’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program making significant strides

Thanks to funding awarded by the Centers for Disease Control for five-years beginning July 2020, Georgia CORE and Augusta University are partners in the Georgia Colorectal Cancer Control Program, which is increasing CRC screenings in southeast and southwest Georgia.

3/23/2021

Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a state-supported nonprofit that leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.