Improving health for hispanic women in Florida


In the past few years, efforts to increase awareness of breast cancer have increased. But for one group, Hispanic women in the United States, where about ten percent have a probability of developing invasive breast cancer, additional programs are being started. While Hispanic women have a lower incidence rate for breast cancer than whites, blacks and asians, they have a less favorable prognosis because of delayed treatment. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports, “Gainesville’s Rural Women’s Health Project” wishes to address cancer disparities among Latinas in north central Florida.


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