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National Minority Health Month: Cancer is not equal

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to call attention to the serious health disparities experienced by underserved racial, ethnic and geographic communities across the U.S. Cancer affects us all, but it doesn’t affect us all the same. Take a look at a few stats that illustrate these inequalities: Rates of new cases and […]

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is a time to call attention to cancer health disparities that adversely impact minority groups, which include—but are not limited to—people of color and people living in poverty. According to the American Cancer Society, Hispanic women are more likely to get cervical cancer and African-American women are more likely to die […]

Providing cancer prevention education and screening to Southeast Asian communities

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® has awarded community grants for cancer prevention and early detection projects in 29 states, tribes and territories, from remote and rural areas to sprawling cities. Our community grantees work hard to reach underserved populations so everyone can get the education, screening or treatment he or she needs. For Minority Health Month […]

Closing the Gaps in Health Care During National Minority Health Month

Most of us don’t enjoy going to the doctor, especially when we feel fine, but know an annual physical is key to remaining healthy and detecting any possible issue early. Imagine however, you make that appointment because you know it is important, yet you don’t know how you will pay for any screenings or procedures, […]

Lay Health Workers Encourage Latinas to Be Screened

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 […]