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Tagged ‘health disparities and Hispanic women’

No woman should die of cervical cancer

In the United States, cervical cancer is becoming less common thanks to increased vaccinations, improved screening rates and better treatments. But incidence and death rates remain high among women in underserved areas across the country. We talked to MD Anderson’s Kathleen M. Schmeler, M.D. about the Project ECHO program that trains community health providers to […]

Latinas and breast cancer

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 […]