Latinas Contra Cancer is raising awareness about cancer in the Latino community, increasing access to quality care, working to decrease mortality rates and improving the quality of the health care experience.
Latinas Contra Cancer provides culturally and linguistically sensitive education and support that encourages informed decision making, patient empowerment, the diminishing of myths, and open dialogue free from shame and judgment. This results 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 typically use interactive info tables or Cancer Education “Loteria” to teach facts and dispel cancer myths or misinformation common in the Latino community in the form of a fun game. We aim to influence personal knowledge, behavior and attitudes toward cancer prevention, supporting prevention and early detection through culturally and linguistically specific education and navigation, and by utilizing partners to assist with event recruitment and follow-up.
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. Cancer education presentations were held in an interactive Zoom session where participants would answer questions based on the content presented and get a chance to win a $20 gift card. The presentations were also live streamed through Facebook LIVE on our facebook page. We also offer nutrition and HPV prevention education.
If you’re interested in hosting a Cancer or Nutrition Loteria at your agency, school, church, or site please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-280-0811.
Nutrition / Nutrición
1: The Importance of Nutrition
1: La Importancia de la Nutrición
2: A Balanced Meal
2: Una Comida Balanceada
3. Nutrients and Digestion
3. Nutrientes y Digestion
4. Navigating the Grocery Store
4. Navegando el Supermercado
5. Nutrition and Cancer: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
4. Nutrición y Cancer: Prevención, Tratamiento, y Recuperación
5. Recursos Para Una Vida Saludable Para Familias de Bajos Ingresos
Some of the videos here were recorded during one of the live Zoom sessions, while some were recorded without an audience.
Cancer de Seno
Cancer de Pulmon
Cancer Clinical Trials
Estudios Clinicos de Cancer
Prevención del VPH
The Biology of Cancer
La Biología del Cancer