Cancer Center Adds Spanish-Language Support Group


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Washington’s Tri-Cities Cancer Center has started a support group for Spanish-speaking women dealing with cancer because exisitng English support groups didn’t meet the Hispanic community’s needs, the Tri-City Herald reports.

The new group helps educate Hispanic men and women about their cancer.

Here’s more from the news report:

The group is facilitated by Monica Escareo, an interventionist/health educator for the Center for Hispanic Health, part of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Escareo said the Center for Hispanic Health already has three Spanish-language cancer support groups in the lower Yakima Valley.

Some Hispanic women feel like the disease is their fault, Escareo said. A support group can help change that and reassure them that not all cancers are terminal.

Often women want to remain strong for their families as they fight cancer, Miller said. Support groups give them a safe place to talk frankly about their experiences.

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of Latinos remain without health insurance coverage

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