According to the American Cancer Society, African Americans "have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial or ethnic group in the U.S. for most cancers. In 2019 alone, 73,030 black people reportedly died from cancer, while another 202,260 black people were newly diagnosed with cancer.
These are pretty big numbers for a population group that represents just under 14 percent of the total American population. And it is even more alarming when considering the fact that health-destroying cancer "treatments" like chemotherapy and radiation are often the true causes of death in cancer patients.
While the American Cancer Society does not reveal what it believes to be the underlying cause behind why more black people are dying, and at faster rates, from cancer compared to other groups, we suspect that it might have to do with what types of treatments they are receiving.