Cancer Quickly Becoming the No.1 Cause of Death in the US & Among Latinos

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Cancer is quickly becoming the No.1 killer in the United States and the leading cause of death among Latinos, Fox News reports.latina-breast-cancer-small-1024x683

New health statistics show cancer is quickly overtaking heart disease as the top cause of death in the U.S., despite death rates falling in the last 25 years.

According to government figures cancer is the “leading cause of death in certain groups of people, including Hispanics, Asians, and adults ages 40 to 79.”

The American Cancer Society predicts there will be 1.7 million new cancer cases this year, and 600,000 deaths.

“Government figures for 2014 show cancer was the leading cause of death in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.”

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