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.

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Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and the spread of abnormal cells. The cancers that lead the numbers for Hispanics are prostate  cancer for men and breast cancer for women. There are many different types of cancers and factors that contribute to developing the disease, some are genetics, environmental factors, and lifestyle choices.

Lessen Your Chances of Cancer

There are many different types of cancers and some are even unexplainable and there’s no cure. Many of them can be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle and abstaining from things like: