Bronx residents take advantage of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week
Some minorities in the Bronx say they feel underserved when it comes to health care. Health experts say this lack of care is why Bronx residents may be at a greater risk of dying of cancer. The American Cancer Society notes that often minority groups have less access to early detection and high quality treatment. They say this ultimately leads to lower survival rates.In an effort to address these health disparities, the American Cancer Society is sponsoring its 20th annual National Minority Cancer Awareness Week this week. Free screenings and informational events are being held throughout the Bronx. For information call 1-800-ACS-2345.