Sunday, March 26, 2017

Latino Cancer

Colorectal Cancer on the Rise for Millennials & Gen Xers

A new study reported by USA Today has confirmed some really bad news. Over the past four decades, colon and rectal cancers have increased dramatically and steadily, especially in young and middle-age adults. This could...
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Tweetchat 3/14: One Screening that Can Save Your Life

If colorectal cancer is detected early, survival rates are vastly improved. Sadly, colorectal cancer screening rates are low among Latinos. This makes it the second-most diagnosed cancer in Latino men and women and the No....

Fun in the Sun? Latinos Increasingly Face Skin Cancer

Many Latinos think they're safe from sun damage due to their darker skin, even though advanced skin cancer is increasingly common in this group, HealthDay reports. Latinos thus don’t take steps to protect themselves from...
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Karen Aguirre: A Vow to Fight for Oppressed Latinos

Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. Nopales are strong, resilient plants that endure in any...
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Gabrielle Castellanos: A Caring Attitude for Healthier Lifestyles

Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. With the little “casita” (home) as a sentimental reminder...
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Kendra Cruz: Listening to Hear Community Health Needs

Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. Listening to community needs is critical to solving health...
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Maria Alvarez: Perseverance Paves Way for Cancer Prevention

Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. Maria Alvarez, proudly waving her native country’s flag for...
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Diana Diaz: Pushing for Cancer Prevention among Latinos

Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. With a mother that instilled accountability, Colombia native Diana...
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One Big Way You Can Help Latina Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer is the No. 1 killer of Latinas in the United States. This is a fact many organizations are working to change. One such group, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, has begun accepting applications for its...
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Blanca Chavez: Health is a Basic Human Right

Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. In a world in need of optimism, Blanca Chavez...

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