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Cancer and Hispanic Americans

Hispanic American men and women generally have lower cancer rates than the non-Hispanic white population. However, disparities still exist in certain types of cancer.
  • In 2011, Hispanic men were 20 percent less likely to have prostate cancer as non-Hispanic white men.
  • Hispanic women were also 30 percent less likely to have breast cancer as white women.
  • Both Hispanic men and women are twice as likely to have, and to die from, liver cancer.
  • Hispanic women are 2.3 times more likely to have stomach cancer, as compared to non-Hispanic White women.
  • Hispanic women are both 40 percent more likely to have cervical cancer, and to die from cervical cancer as compared to non-Hispanic White women.

At a glance - New Cases:

New Cancer Cases per 100,000 - Men (2011)

Cancer

Hispanic Men

Non-Hispanic White Men

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

All Sites

385.6

518.1

0.7

Prostate

108.1

134.0

0.8

Stomach

14.0

8.4

1.7


New Cancer Cases per 100,000 - Women (2011)

Cancer

Hispanic
Women

Non-Hispanic
White Women

Hispanic
/Non-Hispanic
White Ratio

All Sites

322.5

435.5

0.7

Breast

95.0

137.0

0.7

Cervical

9.3

6.5

1.4

Stomach

8.7

3.8

2.3

Source:  CDC, 2015. Health United States, 2014. Table 40.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus12.pdf [PDF | 14.65MB]

At a glance - Top Cancer  Sites for Hispanics/Latinos (2008-2012):

Cancer Incidence Rates per 100,000 - Men

All Sites

395.0

540.0

0.7

Cancer

Hispanic Men

Non-Hispanic White Men

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

Colon & Rectum

43.3

48.4

0.9

Esophagus

5.2

8.4

0.6

Kidney & Renal Pelvis

20.2

21.1

0.9

Liver & IBD*

19.1

9.8

1.9

Lung & Bronchus

37.9

74.8

0.5

Oral Cavity & Pharynx

10.1

184

0.5

Pancreas

11.9

14.3

0.8

Prostate

114.7

133.4

0.9

Stomach

14.2

8.3

1.7


Cancer Incidence Rates per 100,000 - Women

Cancer

Hispanic Women

Non-Hispanic White Women

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

All Sites

322.2

441.6

0.7

Kidney & Renal Pelvis

11.6

11.0

1.0

Liver & IBD*

7.0

3.2

2.2

Stomach

8.4

3.7

2.3

Breast

92.1

134.0

0.7

Cervical

9.9

7.4

1.4

Colon & Rectum

30.0

37.2

0.8

Lung & Bronchus

25.1

56.9

0.4

Pancreas

10.3

10.9

1.0

*IBD = Intrahepatic Bile Duct
Source:  NCI 2015.  Seer Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2012.  Tables 2.15 through 24.15
http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2012/sections.html

 

At a glance - 5 Year Survival Rate:
Not available at this time.


 At a glance - Death Rate:

Cancer Death Rates per 100,000 - Men (2008-2012)

Cancer

Hispanic Men

Non-Hispanic White Men

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

All Sites

148.0

210.6

0.7

Liver & IBD*

12.9

7.6

1.7

Prostate

17.8

19.9

0.9

Stomach

7.2

3.6

2.0

Cancer Death Rates per 100,000 - Women (2008-2012)

Cancer

Hispanic Women

Non-Hispanic White Women

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

All Sites

99.4

149.2

0.7

Cervical

2.7

2.0

1.4

Liver & IBD*

5.6

3.1

1.8

Stomach

4.2

1.8

2.3

Breast

14.5

21.9

0.7

*IBD = Intrahepatic Bile Duct
Source:  NCI 2015.  Seer Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2012.  Table 1.21.
http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2012/sections.html

At a Glance - Screening:

Breast Cancer

Percent of women age 40 and over who had a mammogram within the past 2 years, 2013 (crude)

Hispanic Women

Non-Hispanic White Women

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

61.4

67.6

0.9

Source:  CDC, 2015. Health United States, 2014. Table 76.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus14.pdf [PDF | 14.65MB]

Cervical Cancer

Percent of women age 18 and over who had a Pap smear within the past 3 years, 2013 (crude)

Hispanic Women

Non-Hispanic White Women

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

70.6

68.4

1.0

Source:  CDC, 2015. Health United States, 2014. Table 77.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus14pdf [PDF | 14.65MB]

Colon Cancer

Adults aged 50-75 who had any colorectal test or procedure, 2013

Hispanic

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

41.5

60.4

0.7

Source: CDC 2015. Health United States, 2014. Table 78.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus14.pdf[PDF | 14.65MB]

Last Modified: 3/28/2016 5:31:00 PM