The following was submitted by Monique Barraza-Gutierrez as part of HHL's Share Your Story Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.
By Jessica Lucia Roiz |
Following a recent health scare, "Despierta America's" host Karla Martinez talked about her life-changing experience in an exclusive interview with Latin Times.
Contributed by Walter Willett, MD, Dr.PH (Fredrick John Stare Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Chair, Department of Nutrition and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School) and Felicia Knaul, PhD (Director, Harvard Global Equity Initiative, Founding President, Tómatelo a Pecho, México, A.C. and Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School).
If you live with breast cancer, love someone with breast cancer or worry about your risk for breast cancer, you are part of a global community of women and men whose lives have been touched by the disease. The New York Times asked its readers to share insights from their experiences with breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer among Latinas.
According to the Office on Women’s Health, even though Latinas are less likely than non-Hispanic white women to develop this condition, breast cancer in Latinas is typically found during the most advanced stages, when it is more difficult to treat.