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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 2009, Hispanic men were 20% less likely to have prostate cancer as non-Hispanic white men.
  • Hispanic women were also 30% 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 2.2 times more likely to have stomach cancer, as compared to non-Hispanic White women.
  • Hispanic women are almost twice as likely to have cervical cancer, and 1.4 times more likely to die from cervical cancer as compared to non-Hispanic White women.

At a glance - New Cases:

New Cancer Cases per 100,000 - Men (2009)

Cancer

Hispanic Men

Non-Hispanic White Men

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

All Sites

385.1

537.1

0.7

Prostate

116.8

145.0

0.8

Stomach

15.0

8.7

1.7

 

New Cancer Cases per 100,000 - Women (2008)

Cancer

Hispanic
Women

Non-Hispanic
White Women

Hispanic
/Non-Hispanic
White Ratio

All Sites

319.3

439.8

0.7

Breast

91.4

138.0

0.7

Cervical

10.4

6.5

1.6

Stomach

8.1

3.7

2.2

Source:  CDC, 2013. Health United States, 2012. Table 42.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus12.pdf [PDF | 9.8MB]


At a glance - Top Cancer  Sites for Hispanics/Latinos
(2006-2010):

Cancer Incidence Rates per 100,000 - Men

Cancer

Hispanic Men

Non-Hispanic White Men

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

All Sites

409.7

558.9

0.7

Kidney & Renal Pelvis

20.1

21.7

0.9

Liver & IBD*

18.3

9.1

2.0

Stomach

14.9

8.3

1.8

Colon & Rectum

45.5

52.1

0.9

Esophagus

5.2

8.4

0.6

Lung & Bronchus

40.6

79.1

0.5

Oral Cavity & Pharynx

9.3

18.0

0.5

Pancreas

12.1

14.0

0.9

Prostate

125.8

148.2

0.8

 

Cancer Incidence Rates per 100,000 - Women

Cancer

Hispanic Women

Non-Hispanic White Women

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

All Sites

323.2

441.2

0.7

Kidney & Renal Pelvis

11.1

10.9

1.0

Liver & IBD*

6.9

3.0

2.3

Stomach

8.6

3.8

2.3

Breast

90.8

133.4

0.7

Cervical

10.9

7.2

1.5

Colon & Rectum

31.6

39.3

0.8

Lung & Bronchus

26.3

58.7

0.4

Pancreas

10.6

10.7

1.0

*IBD = Intrahepatic Bile Duct
Source:  NCI 2013.  Seer Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2010.  Tables 2.15 through 24.15
http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2010/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 (2005-2009)

Cancer

Hispanic Men

Non-Hispanic White Men

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

All Sites

152.1

217.3

0.7

Liver & IBD*

12.3

7.1

1.7

Prostate

19.2

21.3

0.9

Stomach

7.6

3.9

1.9

 

Cancer Death Rates per 100,000 - Women (2005-2009)

Cancer

Hispanic Women

Non-Hispanic White Women

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

All Sites

101.2

153.6

0.7

Cervical

2.9

2.1

1.4

Liver & IBD*

5.4

2.9

1.9

Stomach

4.4

1.9

2.3

Breast

14.8

22.7

0.7

*IBD = Intrahepatic Bile Duct
Source:  NCI 2013.  Seer Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2010.  Table 2.1.
http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2010/sections.html

At a Glance - Screening:

Breast Cancer

Percent of women age 40 and over who had a mammogram within the past 2 years, 2010 (crude)

Hispanic Women

Non-Hispanic White Women

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

64.2

67.8

0.9

Source:  CDC, 2013. Health United States, 2013. Table 82.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus12.pdf [PDF | 9.8MB]

Cervical Cancer

Percent of women age 18 and over who had a Pap smear within the past 3 years, 2010 (crude)

Hispanic Women

Non-Hispanic White Women

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

73.6

72.8

1.0

Source:  CDC, 2013. Health United States, 2012. Table 83.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus12.pdf [PDF | 9.8MB]

Colon Cancer

Adults age 50 and over who reported they ever had a colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or proctoscopy, United States, 2008

Hispanic

Non-Hispanic White

Hispanic/Non-Hispanic White Ratio

38.8

58.4

0.7

Source:  2012 National Healthcare Disparities Report. Table 1_3_2.2b.
http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/qrdr12/index.html


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