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Cancer, Not Heart Disease, Leading Cause Of Death For Hispanics

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Cancer is now the leading cause of death for Hispanics in the U.S. Heart disease was formerly number one, but the overall rate of heart disease has been dropping thanks to new treatments and drugs. Hispanics also tend to be younger, working adults who are less at risk of developing heart problems. The American Cancer Society expects more than 33-thousand Hispanics will die of cancer this year, and nearly 113-thousand will be diagnosed.

Hispanics in the U.S. have lower rates of the most common cancers like breast, lung, prostate and colon. However, they’re more likely to have cancers of the stomach, liver, cervix and gallbladder.

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