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Nation IN BRIEF : ILLINOIS : Cancer Study Finds Diagnostic Disparity

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Prostate cancer, which hits twice as many black men as white men, is often diagnosed at a later stage in blacks, a University of Wisconsin study said. The survey, reported at a medical convention in Chicago, said that of 801 men diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, the disease had spread beyond the prostate to other areas of the pelvis in 56% of the black patients, as opposed to 38% of the whites. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. Previous studies have found that black men have an 85% greater likelihood of contracting the disease than whites and are twice as likely of dying from it.


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