Hispanic people much are less likely to get cancer than non-Hispanic whites, but it's also their leading cause of death.
Beneath that puzzling fact lie the complexities and contradictions of the Hispanic health experience in the United States. Since we're talking about 17 percent of the U.S. population, it has ramifications for health care and the economy.
Here's what caught our eye in Wednesday's report on cancer and Hispanics from the American Cancer Society:
It wasn't until Deborah Svoboda dated someone who is trans that she understood how little she understood about being transgender. "I realized how very misunderstood they were, including by me," she says. And that comes from someone who identifies as queer and has lived and worked in diverse communities.
A month after her father died of sepsis, Jennifer Rodgers began creating maps.
She took a large piece of paper, splattered it with black paint and then tore it into pieces. Then she began to draw: short black lines mimic the steps she walked in the hospital hallway during her father's hospitalization.
"It was a physical release of emotion for me," she says.