Childhood cancer in Hispanics on the rise

This year an estimated 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and more than 580,000 will die from it.
However, there is an even more alarming statistic.
Among Hispanics, cancer has now overtaken heart disease as the leading killer. This also includes a rise among kids with cancer.
“The number is rising and it is not going away, well as we are the Rio Grande Valley is primarily Hispanic and unfortunately we have continued to see the level of childhood cancer in Hispanics rise,” says Victoria Guerra of the Vannie E. Cook JR. Children’s Cancer and Hematology Clinic in McAllen, Texas. READ MORE

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