Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics.

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A late cancer diagnosis can cut your story short. When cancer is found at later stages, it may have spread and often is much harder to treat. Cancer screenings can find cancer early, even before you have symptoms. It’s hard for many Hispanics to think about cancer and getting screened but cancer screenings can save lives. Help us shift this narrative.




1 in 3 Hispanics will learn they have cancer in their lifetime.

Cancer can be a part of life, but it doesn’t have to be the end of it. Screenings can help you detect cancer early when treatment can be more effective and successful.




Cancer accounts for 1 in 5 deaths in the Hispanic community.

Stigma, fears, and myths can sometimes prevent Latinos from getting screened for cancer. While a potential cancer diagnosis might seem scary, finding out at an earlier stage can save your life.


Cancer screenings can prevent more than half of deaths from some types of cancers.

Treating cancer early often means there is a better chance of treating it successfully. That’s why it is vital to know about the different types of cancer screenings and when to get them.

American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanic/Latino People 2021-2023. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

When should you start getting cancer screenings?
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Types of Cancer Screenings

Family history, age, and tobacco use are some of the common risk factors. Learn more about when you should be screened and the type of screening tests recommended for each type of cancer, including:


The more you know the more you can take control of your story. Here are a few additional things you should know about cancer screenings.