White Memorial Medical Center is helping many Latina women
diagnosed with breast cancer overcome cultural barriers through a
unique Spanish Language Breast Cancer Support Group.
Part of the hospitals comprehensive cancer services program, the
Latina Breast Cancer Support Group provides a great service to
women in need of an outlet to share their feelings, concerns and
fears with others who have, or have had, cancer.
Cultural barriers often prevent Latinas from discussing their
fears with their family, leading to isolation and sometimes other
During weekly meetings, group participants, with the guidance and
expertise of a licensed clinical social worker, provide each
other with encouragement and support in a friendly,
non-threatening environment. Guest speakers are invited to
present pertinent information related to cancer and other health
The Spanish Language Breast Cancer Support Group has helped many
women cope and go on living positive lives after being diagnosed
with breast cancer.
White Memorial also participates in the Breast Cancer Early
Detection (BCED) Program. For those who qualify (based on age and
family income), the BCED Program offers free mammograms and
follow-up to eligible women. To find out how you can join the
Latina Breast Cancer Support Group, or for more information about
the Breast Cancer Early Detection Program, please call (323)