#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/27: How to Reduce Breast Cancer and Improve Survivorship among Latinas

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Breast cancer doesn’t impact every women the same.

Among Latinas, breast cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer. Many Latinas face unique survivorship journeys, shaped by cultural and spiritual beliefs and struggles with barriers to care, screening, patient-doctor communication, and other social determinants of health.

To recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), let’s use #SaludTues on Oct. 27, 2020, to tweet about the latest progress in Latina breast cancer data and research, the importance of breast cancer screening, and tips and stories for prevention and survivorship!

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat “How to Reduce Breast Cancer and Improve Survivorship among Latinas”
  • WHERE: Twitter
  • WHEN: 1-2 p.m. ET (12-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020
  • HOST: Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio (@SaludAmerica)
  • CO-HOST: National Hispanic Medical Association (@NHMAmd)
  • SPECIAL GUESTS: Susan G. Komen (@SusanGKomen), Dr. Elisa Bandera, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (@elisa_bandera), Claire Contreras, author and breast cancer survivor (@ClaireCon_), Prevent Cancer Foundation (@preventcancer)
  • HASHTAG: #SaludTues
  • OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #BreastCancer #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • The state of breast cancer among Latinos and other people of color
  • Emerging strategies to address breast cancer disparities
  • Latina breast cancer survivor stories and resources

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your tips, stories, and resources to explore Latina breast cancer!

#SaludTues is a health equity Tweetchat especially focused on the Hispanic/Latino population at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET every Tuesday hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.

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28

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of Latino kids suffer four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACES).

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