As you probably already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. But did you also know that when speaking specifically of Hispanic women here in America, breast cancer is the #1 cause of cancer related deaths? According to sites like cancer.org we are still affected less than non-Hispanic whites or African Americans, but that should not lull us into a false sense of security as it still has the greatest mortality rate of all cancers for our women and as such should be considered with equal consideration and levity.
For women who need low cost or free mammogram’s info please consider contacting your local American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345 and ask if there are any clinics in your area that may be offering them free of charge. You can also contact the Susan G. Komen helpline at 800-462-9273 or even call your local hospitals and clinics and ask about low cost testing...
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Breast Cancer and
Hispanic Women in America
By Millie Elia, ANP-BC, CHWC
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