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10/08/2012 11:21 am ET Updated Dec 08, 2012

Fact Of The Day #69: African-Americans And Cancer (INFOGRAPHIC)

Good news: cancer incidence is declining for all Americans. Sobering and perplexing fact: African-Americans are more likely than white Americans to be diagnosed with, and die from, cancer. In fact, the mortality rate for blacks has been higher for years. In 2010 the trend continued; 216 of every 100,000 blacks died of cancer, compared to 177 of every 100,000 whites.

The disparity is unexplained but researchers suspect economic, cultural and medical factors. Today's infographic lays out the numbers

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