Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Latino Cancer

Most U.S. Smokers Face at Least 1 Big Hurdle toward Quitting

When it comes to smoking, there is always “good news” and “bad news.” The good news is that smoking rates have been steadily declining in the U.S. for decades. Bonus good news: Latino adults generally...
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Experts Have New Opinions on Prostate Cancer Screenings

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men of all races, including Latinos. Latino have lower rates of prostate cancer than Whites, but are more likely to die from the disease. One of...
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Report: “Hispanics Had Higher Risk of Death for Many Cancers”

Cancer rates continue to decrease among U.S. men, women, and children for all major racial/ethnic groups. That's the good news from the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2014 from...
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How Blood Donors Saved Jaxson Martinez’s Life

A few years ago, Jaxson Martinez and his family got the worst news imaginable. Jaxson, a five-year-old from Uvalde, Texas, was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma. This is a rare cancer, only about 300...
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What Latinas Need to Know about Cervical Cancer

A recent study uncovered some alarming facts about cervical cancer. Women are dying at higher rates from cervical cancer than previously thought. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. By getting regular Pap...
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Study: Liver Cancer in Latinos Linked to Contaminated Food

Even as U.S. cancer rates decline, liver cancer rates remain on the rise, especially among Latinos. But why? A new UT Health San Antonio study found that Latinos with liver cancer had much higher levels of...

Six Signs of Colorectal Cancer You NEED to Know About

While colorectal cancer rates have gone down among older adults, they are spiking among Millennials and Generation Xers, recent studies disturbingly have found. Compared to people born in 1950, people born in 1990 have double...
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#SaludTues Bilingual Tweetchat 4/4/17: Clinical Trials and Latinos

Did you know fewer than 5% percent of Latinos participate in federal clinical trials? Researchers thus have less chance to develop new cancer treatments for this population, which suffers a heavy burden of certain cancers,...
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The Regalados: Husband, Wife Survive Colorectal Cancer Together

After Judy Regalado learned a close friend had died of colorectal cancer in her mid-30s, and after experiencing similar symptoms herself, she knew she had to get checked. But because the San Antonio area resident...
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Linda Moreno, Colorectal Cancer Survivor: “You Need to Get Checked.”

Linda Moreno and her San Antonio family provide a powerful example of the importance of family history and getting screened for colorectal cancer. One of six children, Moreno has a family history of diabetes, high...

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