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      Cancer now the leading cause of death for Hispanics in the U.S.

      Cancer is now the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the United States. That's according to a new study by the American Cancer Society.

      The finding is due in part to the younger age distribution of Hispanics. There are fewer Hispanics in the U.S. over the age of 85, where heart disease is prominent.

      The cancer death rate in Hispanics has been on the decline since 2000. Cancer death rates for all Americans have dropped since 19-91.