Latinas Contra Cancer provides culturally and linguistically sensitive education and support that encourage informed decision making, patient empowerment, the diminishing of myths, and open dialogue free from shame and judgment. This will result in increased instances of early detection, screening, and testing. Our health education program not only provides access to services that might not otherwise be accessed, it also reduces health disparities that can have long-lasting repercussions.
Our Health Education events and webinars typically use interactive info tables or Cancer Education “Loteria” to teach facts and dispel cancer myths or misinformation common in the Latiné community in the form of a fun and knowledgeable game. We aim to influence personal knowledge, behavior and attitudes toward cancer prevention, supporting prevention and early detection through culturally and linguistically appropriate education and navigation.
After attending one of our education events, participants will better understand how to lower their cancer risk and can ensure they are caught up on their screening per age guidelines and on top of their care.
As of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our educational services have moved to a virtual platform. Nonethless, we started hosting Wellness Activities in person.
Cancer education presentations are held in an interactive Zoom session where participants can ask questions based on the content presented and get a chance to win a $20 gift card. The presentations are also live streamed through Facebook LIVE on our facebook page @LatinasContraCancer. We also offer nutrition and HPV prevention education.
Check out our video collection
We have an extensive collection of videos for you to watch and learn from.
Learn more about nutrition
1: The Importance of Nutrition
2: A Balanced Meal
3. Nutrients and Digestion
4. Navigating the Grocery Store
5. Nutrition and Cancer: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
1: La Importancia de la Nutrición
2: Una Comida Balanceada
3. Nutrientes y Digestion
4. Navegando el Supermercado
5. Nutrición y Cancer: Prevención, Tratamiento, y Recuperación:
Learn more about Cancer
Biology of Cancer
La Biología del Cáncer
Cáncer de Hígado