Health Education

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 Bingos (similar to “Loteria”) to teach facts and dispel cancer myths or misinformation common in the Latino community. 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. They can do this on their own from what they learn from LCC or through direct navigation from our team.

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 are working on bringing a session of Nutrition presentations that will be virtually presented in the manner.  

If you’re interested in hosting a Cancer or Nutrition Educational Event at your agency, school, church, or site please contact us by email: support@latinascontracancer.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

Recetas Saludables

Cancer Education

Some of the videos here were recorded during one of the live Zoom sessions, while some were recorded without an audience. 

Breast Cancer

Cancer de Seno

Lung Cancer

Cancer de Pulmon

Cervical Cancer

Cancer Cervical

Cancer Clinical Trials

Estudios Clinicos de Cancer