Navigation Links
For Hispanics, a Unique Cancer Profile Emerges
Date:9/15/2009

ispanics are also more likely than whites to be diagnosed with breast and melanoma cancers at a later stage, when the cancers are more difficult to treat and have spread to other organs.

Cokkinides said that programs targeting Spanish-speakers about the importance of screening and risk factors for cancer could help, as could programs to increase access to medical insurance and medical care.

But one challenge in developing such programs, she said, is that the U.S. Hispanic population is diverse, with variations in country of origin, length of time in the United States, educational attainment and experience and knowledge of the health-care system.

"Things like mammograms and Pap smears aren't necessarily routine where people are coming from," Cokkinides said.

Yet certain lessons should be stressed across all cultures, she said.

"Avoidance of tobacco products, maintaining a healthy weight, eating a largely plant-based diet, minimizing alcohol consumption and exercising is good advice for everybody," Cokkinides said.

Hilary Waldman, a spokeswoman for the Hispanic Health Council in Hartford, Conn., said that it's not uncommon for Hispanic women to be diagnosed with later-stage cancers that could have been picked up sooner through proper screenings. The council runs a Spanish-language cancer support group for Hispanic women, in addition to its research and advocacy functions.

"There's a real lack of support for culturally appropriate and linguistically appropriate services for them," Waldman said.

And though many big-city hospitals have interpreters, smaller or suburban hospitals often don't, she said, adding that the complexity of cancer and its often-complicated treatment plans and serious side effects make interpreters all the more important.

In the support groups, Waldman said, women often talk about their distress in not being able to understand their doctors -- or having thei
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Uncontrolled Blood Pressure Highest Among Hispanics, Prompting New Hypertension Project in San Antonio
2. American Cancer Society report describes unique cancer profile of Hispanic/Latino Americans
3. 50 Millionth Unique Chemical Substance Recorded in CAS REGISTRY(SM)
4. Labor Day Event to Offer Angelenos Unique Opportunity to Learn About Healthcare Reform and Send a Strong Message to Washington D.C.!
5. ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Announces Unique Arthritic Pain Accessory
6. FertilityTies, Social Network for the Fertility-Focused Unveils New Site Design, Unique Features to Help Patients Find Fertility Doctors & More
7. Cell Biosciences Launches Unique Protein Phosphorylation Assay Service
8. Nfocus Neuromedical Announces US Clearance of Unique Guiding Catheter with Uni-body Internal Skeleton
9. Centrix Pharmaceutical Announces Clofera(TM), a Unique Antitussive and Nasal Decongestant for the Temporary Relief of Cough and Nasal Congestion
10. MyMedLab Releases First Offer in Its Unique Personalized Medicine Series
11. New Analysis: Women of Low Socio-Economic Status Face Unique Challenges Related to Smoking, Smoking Ban Policies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... ... About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive ... than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of thousands and causing widespread damage estimated at ... most people don’t develop persistent depression after a major disaster like that, a ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... ... The Naderi Center is proud to announce that its own Dr. Jessica ... fat. The first and only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for ... only Board Certified surgeon in the D.C., Maryland, Virginia area to offer this innovative, ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... ... its Krames Patient Education content is ICD-10 ready and available to all clients. ... new ICD-10 code sets, which are more targeted and return a more comprehensive ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Zensah®, the premium athletic compression company, is ... in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). Glushko competes in tennis tournaments around the ... a focus on technology and comfort, Zensah® has developed compression gear to help ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... ... In addition to its existing Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership and Doctor ... main campus in Reading: Doctor of Nursing Practice. , Alvernia’s Doctor of Nursing ... for the highest level of clinical nursing practice. , “Our vision is to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:About 10 Percent of Mothers Experienced Depression Two Years After Hurricane Katrina, New Study Shows 2Health News:Noninvasive Double Chin Elimination Now Available in Herndon and Chevy Chase 2Health News:Noninvasive Double Chin Elimination Now Available in Herndon and Chevy Chase 3Health News:StayWell announces all health content is ICD-10 ready 2Health News:StayWell announces all health content is ICD-10 ready 3Health News:Zensah® Compression Announces Partnership with WTA Tennis Professional Athlete, Julia Glushko 2Health News:Zensah® Compression Announces Partnership with WTA Tennis Professional Athlete, Julia Glushko 3Health News:Alvernia University Now Offering Three Doctoral Degree Programs 2
... under the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) aims ... treatment and diagnostic services to all tuberculosis patients. It ... HIV-positive people are more prone to contracting tuberculosis. Hence ... plan to tackle this issue and multi-drug resistant cases. ...
... and minds of various people world over. But now it ... detox products are to be investigated by the British government. ... attention to some of their medical claims. , ,The ... based on investigations by Real Story's Doctors on a Detox ...
... attempting of suicide is high among the children of men ... the University of British Columbia and several other institutions in ... working or had worked at sawmills in British Columbia - ... ,They collected data on the men's history of employment, their ...
... for calming the nervous, can act otherwise leading ... ,Substances like diphenhydramine, which can be ... says Ursula Sellerberg, spokeswoman for the Federal Organization ... ,Diazepam, the main ingredient in valium, can ...
... new studies, researchers claim that more people could be ... cow disease than previously thought after new evidence emerged ... developing. // According to the scientists from Edinburgh a ... to pass through blood transfusions and surgical instruments, can ...
... market in Norwich is a non-referral drop-in-center aimed at people, ... after its fallen apart. // Founded in 1994, the centre ... mental health charity Rethink. The centre will be launching an ... and shallowness, that follows mental illness. ,The place is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:India to Implement National Action Plan against TB-HIV 2Health News:Mad Cow Disease – Worst Is Yet To com 2Health News:Bridging People’s lives, Post Upheava 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... Aug. 27, 2015  BioElectronics Corporation (OTC Pink: BIEL), the ... three abstracts featuring the use of ActiPatch®, its novel ... th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC®, ... September 2015. The Company will also be exhibiting at ... Gianluca Bagnato , department clinical and experimental rheumatology from ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Aug. 27, 2015   Americord Registry , a ... and placenta tissue banking company, announced today ... e-commerce website. This new website makes the expecting parent,s ... interactive shopping cart and checkout process. Logo ... blood banking websites make this service difficult to purchase ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 27, 2015  Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and ... that it will be participating in the Goldman Sachs ... Sachs offices in London on ... Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, ... in musculoskeletal healthcare.  We design, manufacture and market orthopaedic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BioElectronics Selected to Present its Pain Research and Devices at the European Pain Federation Conference 2Cord Blood Bank Revolutionizes Process of Online Cord Blood Banking 2
... Symmetry Medical Inc. (NYSE: SMA ), a leading ... and other medical markets, announced today that it has entered ... November 3, 2010.  The credit facility includes an "accordion feature" ... million. The credit facility has a term of five years. ...
... Nov. 3, 2010 Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTC ... in developing therapeutic filtration devices to address infectious ... present tomorrow at the at the Singular Research ... Los Angeles. (Photo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b ) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Symmetry Medical Closes $200 Million Credit Facility 2Symmetry Medical Closes $200 Million Credit Facility 3Aethlon Medical to Present at the Singular Research Fifth Annual 'Best of the Uncovereds Conference' 2Aethlon Medical to Present at the Singular Research Fifth Annual 'Best of the Uncovereds Conference' 3Aethlon Medical to Present at the Singular Research Fifth Annual 'Best of the Uncovereds Conference' 4
... is suspected, every minute counts. ... allows rapid determination of the ... a single whole blood sample. ... within minutes - saving you ...
... Endoscopic cases it is extremely popular to combine ... Light. This combination affords the surgeon optimal ... an uncomfortable pose. The Dual Light System ... System. As such the light can be ...
... offers all the performance of a major surgical ... use in Outpatient Settings, Minor Procedure Rooms, C-Section, ... single lights either side of the OR table ... General OR when combining Flat Screen LCD Monitors ...
A Western Blot Immunassay for the detection of antibodies to primarily anti-myelin associated glycoproteins (anti-MAG) and other glycolipid autoantibodies in human serum....
Medicine Products: