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Cancer affects different people differently.
For Latinos, the cancer survivorship journey is shaped by cultural and spiritual beliefs. Latinos also face struggles with barriers to care, screening, clinical trial participation, and patient-doctor communication.
This is the focus of a new Spanish-language Facebook Live event, “Supervivencia: Viviendo a través y más allá del cáncer,” set for 6-7:30 p.m. CST Monday, May 19, 2021. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) South Texas Chapter is sponsoring the event. Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio will host the event on its Facebook page.
- Dr. José Cruz, MD, is a hematology and oncology expert with the Methodist Healthcare’s Adult Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Program at Methodist Hospital.
- Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPh, is Director of the Salud America! program and its Genentech project on Latino clinical trial recruitment, Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences, and Director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research, all at UT Health San Antonio
“Program participants will learn about cancer survivorship, including the physical and emotional effects following treatment and standards of survivorship care,” according to the LLS South Texas Chapter. “We will also discuss the importance of preventative health, such as getting a wellness plan and following a healthy lifestyle. Participants will also learn about the local and national support resources available to them through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.”