San Antonio: Learn How Cancer Impacts Latinos (En Español)!


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You are invited to join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for a free Spanish-language event in San Antonio to help Latinos learn and respond to their cancer risks!

The event, “Aprendiendo Sobre Los Cánceres Que Afectan a Los Latinos y Cómo Enfrentarlos,” is set for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 76 NE Interstate Loop 410, San Antonio.

Dinner is free! Registration is required.

“This is a unique opportunity for patients, caregivers, and the community to learn from experts on topics, including learning what cancers that most affect our Latino community,” according to LLS.


About the Event on Latino Cancer

daniel carlos hughes lls latino cancer eventLatinos are a dynamic, diverse, rising population. But cancer threatens the future health of the U.S. Latino population.

The Spanish-language LLS Latino cancer event will cover topics about:

  • Latino cancer issues and genetics.
  • The importance communicating with your medical team to make decisions about your care and treatment.
  • Recommendations to improve physical, mental, and emotional health during and after cancer treatment.
  • Where to find useful resources for patients, caregivers, and health professionals.


Latino Cancer Expert for the Event

The Spanish-language LLS Latino cancer event will feature two cancer experts from UT Health San Antonio:

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Dr. Daniel Carlos Hughes

Dr. Daniel Carlos Hughes is a cancer researchers and kinesiologist at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio. He focuses on sport and exercise psychology. He researches holistic interventions for cancer prevention and with an emphasis on exercise and stress in Latina breast cancer survivors.

Dr. Hughes is part of a team — including Drs. Amelie G. Ramirez and Patricia Chalela at UT Health San Antonio — that is conducting a holistic intervention to improve Latina breast cancer survivors’ physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, thanks to a grant from Susan G. Komen. This project is based on pilot work in holistic care.

Learn more about Dr. Hughes.


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