To create an inclusive health care system that provides services to the underserved Latino population around issues of breast and other cancers.
Latinas Contra Cancer is raising awareness about cancer in the Latino community, increasing access to quality care, working to decrease mortality and improving the quality of the health care experience.
Latinas Contra Cancer is a leading service and advocacy organization for Latinos around issues of cancer. Our mission is to create an inclusive health care system for Latinos around issues of breast and other cancers.
LCC believes the quality of life is vital for a longer, healthier and more productive life: and addresses some of the root issues of cancer-care disparity–prevention, intervention and support. This is made possible through education, awareness, access to quality care and research.
At Latinas Contra Cancer (LCC), we ensure no one battles cancer alone. This means we are there for our clients as they navigate a cancer diagnosis and other obstacles they and their families face on the road to survivorship. By overcoming obstacles caused by a health care system that places an extra burden on those already struggling through economic or social barriers, our clients have powerful stories of resilience and community. LCC will decrease cancer-related health disparities among the Hispanic population in Santa Clara County through culturally and linguistically specific community health outreach, education, screening, and navigation services provided by bilingual, bi-cultural patient coordinators and navigators. Whether it is an air conditioner for a woman currently undergoing chemotherapy during a recent heat surge, transportation for a patient struggling to make appointments, one-on-one therapy, or a quality wig and breast prosthesis, we work to meet these unique needs, in English and Spanish, at no cost to our clients.
Cancer Health Bingos, Presentations, Health Information Tables
Identification of People in Need of Screenings, Clinics and Hospital Navigation , Post Diagnosis Navigation at Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center Sobrato Cancer Center
Monthly Support Groups, One-on-One Therapy, Survivor Community Calendar of Events, Website Resource Page, and No cost Wig & Prosthesis Boutique
Research & Advocacy
Biennial National Latino Cancer Summit, Participatory Research and Focus Groups, Survivor/Caregiver-led Research, Patient Advocacy