Morehouse School of Medicine

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Just about everyone knows someone who is or has been affected by cancer.   

 

According to the American Cancer Society, this year over 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States.  

 

People of color,  particularly African Americans, are more likely to die from cancer when compared to any other ethnic group in the U.S.

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The Georgia House on Monday passed a bill that would help protect women’s health when it comes to early detection of breast cancer.

Health & Human Services Committee Chair Rep. Sharon Cooper (R-Marietta) sponsored HB 62, which requires doctors to notify mammography patients of their breast density.

The newest appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is already facing serious accusations. Dr. Robert Redfield has been accused of fabricating or seriously botching HIV vaccine data. President Trump's appointee also has no experience running a public health organization. This problematic news comes months after the controversy with previous CDC director, Brenda Fitzgerald.