Latinas Contra Cancer (LCC) was founded to address the void in culturally and linguistically sensitive programs that meet the health care needs of Latinos around issues of cancer.
Incorporated in California, based in Silicon Valley, LCC nonetheless works to link services nationwide. We provide cancer health education, patient navigation and psychosocial family support group services focused on the underserved and low income, Spanish speaking.
Our website includes a wealth of cancer resources and referral links for patients and families. Our resource page contains a map with links to agencies we identified around the country that provide cancer services to Latinos. We’ve indicated those services with the following symbols.
- DS – Detection and Screening
- EOL – End of Life
- PS – Patient Services
- P – Prevention (educating the community to diminish risk)
- R – Research
- SH – Survivorship
- CT – Clinical Trials
- PED – Pediatric Cancer
- ESP – español
You will find a dictionary of cancer terms on the homepage, links to current cancer news and information, as well as a monthly spotlight on researchers focused on cancer issues in the Latino community. We welcome input, collaboration and articles in English and Spanish related to the above themes.
Finally we partner with institutions, researchers and cancer centers to engage Latinos in community based participatory research in an effort to increase knowledge, treatment and quality care.