The Hope of Breast Cancer Prevention
Latino Health Access seeks to dispel myths, deal with fear and offer the hope of breast cancer prevention. We reach out to women who have little or no health insurance. It is likely that they might not receive attention otherwise.
Trained promotores educate low income, medically uninsured, Spanish speaking women ages 40 and over about breast health and refer these women for mammograms and other services. They conduct comprehensive workshops and presentations to teach breast self-exam and to promote annual mammograms and clinical breast exams. Promotores assist women when further testing or treatment is needed. They also maintain contact with patients when they have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Promotores encourage continued treatment and assist the family when the woman is sick.