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The Hispanic Community and Colon Cancer

Last month we discussed the liver disease and the Hispanic community. This month we want to cover another area of concern in the Hispanic community, cancer. It is the leading cause of death among Hispanics overall. For colorectal cancer specifically, the estimated death rate is 11% in men and 9% in women*. We would like to discuss 3 reasons why this is an area of concern and what can be done to help the Hispanic community. (more…)

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Hispanic Heritage and Liver Disease

Since 1988, September 15 through October 15 is dedicated as Hispanic Heritage Month. This month is used to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Although it encompasses 4 geographic areas it includes 21 countries. Argentina Belize Bolivia Chile Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico Spain Uruguay Venezuela (more…)

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