CDC: Breast cancer more deadly in bla...

CDC: Breast cancer more deadly in black women

There are 7 comments on the 4029TV.com story from Nov 15, 2012, titled CDC: Breast cancer more deadly in black women. In it, 4029TV.com reports that:

While breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer among American women, the number of patients dying from the disease continues to decline.

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Anonymous

Agus-us, Philippines

#1 Nov 16, 2012
This report is very informative and useful. This can be part of the health education nurses can do to help their patients who may be suspected of having breast cancer.

African_shadows

“A perfect world..”

Since: Nov 12

Kenya, E.Africa.

#2 Nov 16, 2012
I still don't get it. If blacks and whites belong to the same species, why do certain diseases affect blacks and others affect whites? I thought they shouldn't discriminate. Or is it coz whites and blacks have differing genetic codes?

aZiya

Since: Feb 11

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#3 Nov 16, 2012
Yep we do have a different biochemistry than whites. Also Everything in this country is set to white standards. For example vitamin d requirements are based on the levels whites need when we dnt need as much vit. D as they do. Etc. etc. And it causes more harm than good. Then factor in lifestyle and access to health care

African_shadows

“A perfect world..”

Since: Nov 12

Kenya, E.Africa.

#4 Nov 16, 2012
I didn't know that.
aZiya wrote:
Yep we do have a different biochemistry than whites. Also Everything in this country is set to white standards. For example vitamin d requirements are based on the levels whites need when we dnt need as much vit. D as they do. Etc. etc. And it causes more harm than good. Then factor in lifestyle and access to health care

aZiya

Since: Feb 11

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#5 Nov 16, 2012
Yeah for instance

aZiya

Since: Feb 11

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#6 Nov 16, 2012
For instance the normal value of measurement for hemoglobin are not the same for whites and blacks. But yet they use the same measurements for everybody

“Alienware”

Since: Nov 12

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#7 Nov 16, 2012
African_shadows wrote:
I still don't get it. If blacks and whites belong to the same species, why do certain diseases affect blacks and others affect whites? I thought they shouldn't discriminate. Or is it coz whites and blacks have differing genetic codes?
Bingo! You hit the nail right on its head...its the different genetic codes.

In any form of medical research, samples are taken from different races to accertain its effects, so that those that do show vulnerability in such can be treated...or new ways to fight this desease can be developed.

You're very intelligent!

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