Tuesday, November 28, 2006

USA! USA! Malignant Tumors Are Here to Stay!

by Chris Thompson
Tue, Nov 28, 2006 at 3:24 PM

We're sure that the United States offers many benefits to Hispanic immigrants. But according to a recent study, living free from cancer ain't one of them. The Fremont-based Northern California Cancer Center recently published the results of a new study, which found that native-born Hispanic women had a 50 percent higher chance of contracting breast cancer than Hispanic women born outside the United States. The longer you live here, the study added, the greater the risk: "Among long-term foreign born residents, risk was lower among Hispanic who moved to the United States at age greater than or equal to 20 years and those who spoke mostly Spanish." Habla espanol, senoras y senoritas. It just might save your life.

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