Friday, September 20, 2019

Comentarios From Maria: Latinas -Spotting the signs early, is only half the battle to breast cancer survival

There is no real way to describe the overwhelming and emotional reaction one can feel when faced with the possibility of cancer.   Even the word cancer itself, can stir a mix of concern and fear among the strongest willed persons. My mom had it. But thanks to God, early detection, and our supportive network of […]

Study Being Conducted to Find If There is A Breast Cancer Gene in Latina Women

            The UMC Breast Cancer Center in Texas lead by Dr. Candy Arentz, is conducting a research study funded by the National Institutes of Health focusing on breast cancer in Latina women. The goal is to collect saliva samples from 2,000 Latina women currently or previously diagnosed with breast cancer to […]

Report Shows Hispanic Women Wait Longer for Breast Cancer Treatment

A new report found that Hispanic women wait longer to receive life-saving breast cancer treatment than white women by 30, 60 and up to 90 days. Researchers analyzed data from the National Cancer Database for the study published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  The delays were also the same […]