Cancer is now the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the United States, surpassing deaths due to heart disease, researchers reported Monday. The development is expected to eventually be seen in society overall.
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In my opinion, I believe that both individuals and society are responsible for the health issue. While institutions try to obtain cures and treatments for various diseases, I believe individuals should be responsible for educating themselves on such health topics, especially if disease runs through their families. Furthermore, I believe society should stress health issues upon institutions, in order to proactively spread awareness to the community about public health.
The article presents some insightful and respectable sources, such as Siegel--the epidemiologist. It also does a good job at presenting comparative facts illustrating cancer to be "the leading cause of death among Asian Americans." Even though the article refers to the current report using data from "National Cancer Institute, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the North American Assn. of Central Cancer Registries and the National Center for Health Statistics," there is no statistical data presented from these organizations.
This article is insightful in that it addresses a concerning statistic about a disease within a specific ethnic group; however, it does not truly educate the public on the details about the issue. If it went into more detail, I would have given it a higher rating. Overall, though, it is an adequate prelude to cancer surpassing heart disease as the leading cause of death among Hispanics.