Cancer is the #1 Cause of Death Among Hispanics

A new report from the American Cancer Society named: Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos 2012-2014  reports that cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics. Cancer accounts for 21% of overall deaths and 15% of deaths in children. The Hispanic community is the fastest growing population in the U.S, 16 % of the total population, according to the 2010 Census. The fact is that 1 in 2 Hispanic men and 1 in 3 Hispanic women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, and the probability of death is 1 in 5 for men and 1 in 6 for women.