The Foundation has seen an ever-increasing demand for our life-saving educational programs from the many diverse communities on Long Island and New York City. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among Latina women, so it is imperative that we provide them the tools and knowledge to improve their breast health (1). While we can present our workshops in Spanish, we have also translated many of our popular learning materials and breast cancer resources into Spanish.
As our programs shifted to a virtual setting this year, we looked for new and engaging ways to teach people about the importance of early detection. Knowing that our breast self-exam (BSE) page is the most highly accessed area of our website, we created a step-by-step instructional video to complement our written guidelines. After receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback, we developed a Spanish version of the video to extend our reach locally as well as globally.
Early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer- sharing these new resources with your loved ones might just save a life.
- American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos 2018-2020. Atlanta: American Cancer Society, Inc. 2018.
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