Cancer Facts and Figures for Hispanics/Latinos 2015-2017

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This report summarizes statistics on cancer incidence, mortality, survival, risk factors, and early detection and screening for Hispanics in the US. It is intended to provide information to community leaders, public health and health care workers, and others interested in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment for Hispanics. It is important to note that most cancer data in the US are reported for Hispanics as an aggregate group, masking important differences between Hispanic subpopulations according to nativity status (i.e., those who are foreign born versus those who are US born), degree of acculturation, and country of origin. For example, one study found that US cancer death rates in Mexicans are 12% lower than those in mainland Puerto Ricans.