Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the U.S. African Americans/Blacks have the highest death rate and shortest survival rate of any racial and ethnic group for most cancers.
According to the National Cancer Institute
, in 2018, an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 609,640 people will die from the disease. African Americans/Blacks have the highest death rate and shortest survival rate of any racial and ethnic group for most cancers, contributing in part to a lower life expectancy for both African American men and African American women.
AAHP offers health and nutrition education, counseling and support services that help prevent cancer. Our diabetes/heart health classes stress that exercising, eating nutritious foods, and not smoking can not only prevent and manage diabetes and heart disease, but many cancers as well. We provide health screenings for health conditions that may be linked to cancer and we make referrals for health screenings like mammograms and prostate cancer exams. We also participate and host events throughout Montgomery County that promote living a healthy lifestyle and provide health information which lead to cancer prevention such as walks, health fairs and presentations.
Ask your healthcare professional about the following cancer screenings: