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Lay Health Workers Encourage Latinas to Be Screened

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 30th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Outreach - 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 before self and financial barriers

Lifestyle Matters Seminar on Capitol Hill

Posted by Monique Smaby on April 28th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Education - The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program held an event at the U.S. Capitol in March for National Nutrition Month to focus on the important role that lifestyle factors, such as a healthy diet, exercise, social support and the environment play in reducing one's risk for cancer.

Dialogue for Action 2015: Highlights from Day 3

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on April 24th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - The final day of the conference kicked off with a humorous and enlightening presentation by the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H. Last year while serving as Surgeon General, RADM Lushniak issued the Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. In its 143-year history, the office of the surgeon general had never addressed the prevalence of skin cancer. He added that treatment costs could be cut by $27 ...

Dialogue for Action 2015: Highlights from Day 2

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Foundation News - President and founder, Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé opened the conference today by highlighting the recent public figures who spoke publicly about taking preventative measures and getting screened on cancer prevention and early detection, including Taylor Swift, Angelina Joli-Pitt and Rita Wilson.