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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 ...

Dialogue for Action 2015: Highlights from Day 1

Posted by Maggie Klee on April 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »
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The 2015 Dialogue for Action ™conference on cancer screening started out with a bang. Hundreds of people traveled to Baltimore—some from places as far as Israel and Guam—to hear from experts on the latest innovations in health care prevention and screening and network with colleagues from across the country and around the globe.

Prevention is a Year-Round Effort

Posted by Emily White on April 3rd, 2015 | No Comments »
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Today’s guest blog is by Emily White, Advocacy Manager for Fight Colorectal Cancer. Colorectal cancer isn't a phrase that rolls off the tongue easily. It's not a “sexy” cancer that people like talking about. In fact, I was uncomfortable with the phrase myself for my first few weeks on the job at Fight Colorectal Cancer. I distinctly remember thinking, “Fight Colo...WHAT?!” when listening to a voicemail from our (now) President Anjee Davis asking me to meet her for an ...

February: Celebrating Black History Month and National Cancer Prevention Month

Posted by Maggie Klee on February 10th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Did You Know... - cancer is the second leading cause of death for African-Americans? - three of the five most common cancers for African-Americans are preventable in most cases? - the lifetime probability of dying from cancer is about 1 in 4 for African-American men and 1 in 5 for African-American women? - the African-American population suffers from the highest cancer death rates of all minority groups in the United States? February is both Black History Month and National Cancer ...

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