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Lay Health Workers Encourage Latinas to Be Screened

Posted by Pamela Nwoji on April 30th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Latinas face disparities in breast cancer education as well as access to screening and follow-up care. Compared to non-Hispanic whites and African Americans, Latinas 50 and older have a higher risk of breast cancer and are more likely to die from it. Some of the reasons for these differences include: lack of access to linguistically and culturally appropriate healthcare services and education the myth that getting a mammogram causes cancer a strong desire to take care of family ...

Technology and Health Disparities

Posted by Vanessa Mason, ehealth Senior Manager, ZeroDivide on April 16th, 2015 | No Comments »
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In honor of National Minority Health Month, today's guest blog comes from Vanessa Mason, the eHealth senior manager at ZeroDivide. Minorities and other underserved or vulnerable communities have often experienced both concentrated poverty and isolation from knowledge and resources, and thus we see higher rates of cancer incidences and deaths than from other populations. As we observe the 30th anniversary of National Minority Health Month this April, it is important that we take a look at the ...

Cancer Prevention at the Kansas State Fair

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager, Community Outreach and Education on September 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
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Over 300,000 Kansas State Fair attendees crowd in to see who won first prize for the largest pumpkin every year. They wait excitedly to go on thrilling rides and rush to food stands to savor the wide variety of fair food that can’t be found elsewhere, like the famous “pronto pups” (similar to corn dogs) that Kansans rave about. This year marked the 100th year anniversary of the Kansas State Fair and the 20th year ...

¡Viva las Campeonas!: Program encourages DC Latinas to share the message of breast cancer prevention & early detection

Posted by Karen J. Peterson, Vice President of Programs on December 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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It is with great love and satisfaction that I announce the web page for the new Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (Champions against Breast Cancer) project. Campeonas.org is now live on the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s website! A Campeona is a Latina age 40 and over who shares her own story of getting screened for breast cancer with friends and family to encourage them to do the same. Because screening has not increased as much for ...