ICYMI: November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015

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Found too late: Cancer preys on rural Americans

THURSDAY, November 12, 2015 (USA Today) — In the home of the blues, amid dying towns, gravel backroads and endless Mississippi Delta farmland, cancer grows, spreads and kills mercilessly — even the types that can be caught or stopped with well-known screening tests.

Here, 73-year-old Ruby Huffman got her first colonoscopy only after passing blood, and it found a huge cancerous tumor. Sixty-one-year-old Rita Stiles went at least a decade without a mammogram. And 55-year-old Tina Williams has had only one Pap smear in her life.

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