A research study has found that Hispanic people in US are less likely to develop cancer but they are much more likely to develop preventable cancers. The occurrence of liver and stomach cancer were two times higher in Hispanic people than the White Americans.
The main cause of Liver cancer is the increase of Hepatitis infection whereas stomach cancer is caused by bacterium known as Helicobacter pylori. However, both of these infections are preventable as they can be caught early. The problems like lack of routine health care and ignorance to cancer screening can cause these types of cancers.
But, the case is opposite in Hispanic women. The women are more likely to develop cervical cancer that the White American women. And the on-going pandemic may worsen the disparities. The study is published in the journal named, A Cancer Journal for Physicians