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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.

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