Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics and Latinos

According to estimates from the US Census Bureau, 55 million Americans, or 17% of the total US population, identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino in 2014. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics, accounting for 22% of deaths. While Hispanics are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with the most common cancers (lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate), they have a higher risk for cancers associated with infectious agents, such as liver, stomach, and cervix. However, there is much variation in the cancer burden among Hispanics by nativity, which is difficult to capture because most data are reported for this heterogeneous population in aggregate.

Cancer facts such as these are presented in the updated edition of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts and Figures for Hispanics/Latinos . This publication provides updated cancer information about Hispanics/Latinos, including statistics on cancer occurrence and risk factors, as well as information about prevention, early detection, and treatment.

The current and previous editions of American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos titles have been assembled here in an electronic format (PDF) to make it easy for you to use them.

Please note that any reproduction or re-use should credit the appropriate American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos publication and include a statement of copyright and identify the data source used.

Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos 2015-2017 is accompanied by “Cancer Statistics for Hispanics/Latinos, 2015,” a scientific paper published in the American Cancer Society journal, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians