The Truth About Latino Cancer Rates
While Hispanics have a lower cancer rate and mortality than white and African-Americans, the phenomenon of the 'Hispanic paradox' still exists.
Finances and language barriers result in the hindering of treatment for Latinos struck with cancer.
One victim in particular, Jessica Rodriguez, found support and strength through her family and an organization called Nueva Vida.
Nueva Vida was established for Latinas as a support network for those with cancer.
Rodriguez met other women who lost their hair during treatment, helping her to understand and cope, knowing that she was not alone.
"I don't think I could have made it without all the help," she said.
The death rate from all types of cancer for Hispanics is 129 per 100,000. For whites, it is 191 per 100,000, and for Blacks, it is 239. However, breast cancer kills more Hispanic women than any other cancer.
Do you know someone who is battling cancer and in need of support?