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Hispanic breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer amongst women worldwide and is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related mortality overall. While Hispanics are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with the most common cancers (lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate). Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Hispanic women; an estimated 17, Hispanic women are expected to be diagnosed in Hispanic/Latina women tend to have HR- breast cancer, which does not improve with hormone-modifying medication. Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 positive (HER2+): A protein that can be detected in breast cancer cells, HER2 is associated with a worse breast cancer prognosis. Oct 04,  · 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. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanic women, in part because many are not knowledgeable about the U.S. health care system or fluent in English. While they are less likely to Author: Andrea K. Mcdaniels.
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