Reducing Cancer Among Minorities

Cancer touches us all – whether it’s us personally, a family member or friend. And studies show that minority groups can be at higher risk – an issue that OSUCCC – James experts say we can all take personally. Risks can vary among different groups, but often the group at greatest risk is African-Americans.

Prevention, detection, treatment and cure can be personalized for each individual. Because there is no such thing as a routine cancer, The James specialists are using targeted research and personalized care to provide earlier detection and higher prevention awareness. That includes helping patients understand lowering their personal risks. How? By knowing family medical history, eating less red meats and processed foods, becoming more physically active, reducing alcohol intake, and eliminating tobacco use. Additionally, patients can talk to their doctors about appropriate screening tests, because early detection can be key to successful treatment and outcomes.