Expert Video - Why are Black Americans less likely to be screened for lung cancer?
Dr. Fatima Wilder, a physician specializing in thoracic surgery, discusses some of the reasons why Black Americans are less likely to be screenedfor lung cancer. She talks about disparities and barriers that may be faced when attempting to get screened, such as less access to primary care physicians and medical appointments, and lack of insurance coverage. Some people may not know about screening for lung cancer. Because of racial discrimination and past abuses like the Tuskegee health study, there can be a sense of distrust among certain members of the Black community towards the medical system.
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