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From left, Shirley James of the Minority AIDS Council of Orangeburg, Bamberg, and Calhoun counties; Saundra Glover of the Arnold School; Kim Creek of the S.C. College of Pharmacy at USC; and Dr. Rebecca Dillard of Claflin University.
From left, Shirley James of the Minority AIDS Council of Orangeburg, Bamberg, and Calhoun counties; Saundra Glover of the Arnold School; Kim Creek of the S.C. College of Pharmacy at USC; and Dr. Rebecca Dillard of Claflin University.

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Oral cancer: The oral cancer MIR for African Americans is 20 percent higher than the national average in all but four counties: Hampton, Colleton, Jasper and Beaufort. These four counties are about 10 percent higher than the national average.

Prostate cancer: In 43 of the state’s 46 counties, the MIR for prostate cancer among African Americans is 20 percent higher than the national average. The remaining three counties – Williamsburg, Georgetown and Horry counties – are 10 to 20 percent higher than the national average.

Lung cancer: Among African Americans, only three counties in South Carolina – Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties – are at the national average for lung cancer. The remaining 43 counties are above the national average.

By Office of Media Relations

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