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    christophermorghchristophermorgh
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    Spam

    #139983
    Doc201XDoc201X
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    [quote=christophermorgh]Messing believes that poorer access to health care is a clear cause of the higher mortality rates for African-Americans. He says African-American patients and their doctors need to be aware of the increased chance of death for these patients, who should be treated as aggressively as possible.[/quote]

    Even after stratifying data for income, heath insurance coverage, and education, the rates are STILL significantly higher.

    The “elephant in the room” is racism, and I d*mn sure intend to do something about it!

    #139998
    Tammy HilesTammy Hiles
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    Bladder cancer can be relatively “benign,” i.e. not penetrate beyond the bladder wall, not metastasize elsewhere. However, it is the most highly recurrent type of cancer so needs to be watched closely for recurrence (more tumors) or progression to higher grade, i.e. more aggressive, type. With low grade (non-aggressive) tumors that are “superficial” (on the surface layer of the bladder only), survival rates are

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    megboomegboo
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    [quote=Apop201X][quote=christophermorgh]Messing believes that poorer access to health care is a clear cause of the higher mortality rates for African-Americans. He says African-American patients and their doctors need to be aware of the increased chance of death for these patients, who should be treated as aggressively as possible.[/quote]

    Even after stratifying data for income, heath insurance coverage, and education, the rates are STILL significantly higher.

    The “elephant in the room” is racism, and I d*mn sure intend to do something about it! [/quote]

    Are you kidding me?

    #140051
    Doc201XDoc201X
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    [quote=megboo]Are you kidding me? [/quote]

    I don’t give a RAT’S A** whether you or anyone else believes racism contributes significantly to cancer health disparities or not.

    And thanks for reminding me of why I need to KEEP you on my ignore list!

    #140057
    AdministratorAdministrator
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    Let’s maintain a civil discussion, please. Please note, too, that this discussion was apparently started by a spammer.

    #140120
    Doc201XDoc201X
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    For those who care that minorities receive disparate health care in the US. And this article was from 2002, which means it’s only gotten worse over time:

    http://journals.lww.com/oncology-times/Fulltext/2002/05000/IOM_Report__Minorities_Receive_Unequal_Medical.9.aspx

    Others Orgs/schools who “get it”:

    National Center for Minority and Health Disparities:
    http://www.nimhd.nih.gov/

    Federal Collaboration on Health Disparities Research:
    http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/fchdr/

    Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities
    http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-health-disparities-solutions/

    #140121
    megboomegboo
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    Got anything more recent? 2002 is 11 years ago, and they refer to studies in the 90’s.

    #140128
    Doc201XDoc201X
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    [quote=Administrator]Let’s maintain a civil discussion, please. Please note, too, that this discussion was apparently started by a spammer. [/quote]

    Sometimes a spammer’s “heart” is in the right place, lol!

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