There's a new leading cause of death among Hispanics, and it might just be a matter of time before it tops the chart for everyone.

FOX News Radio's Lisa Lacerra reports:

Cancer now overtaking heart disease as the number one killer of Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may not be far behind.

(Siegel) "Even though death rates for both cancer and heart diseases is declining, the rate for heart diseases is declining at a much faster rate."

Rebecca Siegel of the American Cancer Society says that's largely because of improved treatment and prevention of heart disease, and says cancer will likely replace heart disease as the top cause of death in the nation in the next 10 years.  Researchers think the reason its already happened in Hispanics is because most Hispanics that live in the U.S. are younger, on average, than non-Hispanic whites or African-Americans.

Lisa Lacerra, FOX News Radio.