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About 20% of cancer diagnoses in the United States are for rare cancers, according to a new American Cancer Society report, MedicalXpress reports.
Latinos often face hurdles like language, culture, and cost to get proper healthcare, which contributes to heavier disease burdens and health inequities.
Transportation is another big hurdle to healthcare access.
May is #HepatitisAwarenessMonth.
The number of U.S. Latinos with hepatitis C (2.6%) is higher than the number of overall people with hepatitis C (1.3%). Hepatitis C disease progression has also shown to be faster in Latinos than in Whites.
Only about 1 in 10 people don’t have health insurance in 2017.
That means far more people are covered with health insurance now than in 2013 before the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, went into effect.