Cancer Care

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about cancer care for women.

What ethnicities are among the highest diagnosed?

Dr. Michael Guy talks about the ethnicities most effected by gynecologic cancer. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

White women have a higher incidence of ovarian and endometrial cancer than black women, according to The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionOff Site Icon (CDC). Black women have a higher incidence of cervical cancer than white women, according to the CDC. In terms of mortality, black women have a 1.3 times higher ovarian cancer mortality rate than white women, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). Furthermore, endometrial and cervical cancer mortality in black women is twice that of white women, states the NIH.

Ask your doctor about risk factors for gynecologic cancer.

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Source content: Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Thomas Heck, MD, FACS, Gem City Surgical Associates; Todd Hicks, MD, FACS, Premier Plastic Surgeons; Christopher Lutman, MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology; Michael Guy, MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology