LatinaLista — Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Latinas for one reason.
Latinas ignore the early warning signs and wait to go to the doctor. This bit of news likely wasn't discovered until someone had the sense to only look at Latinas and study why there existed higher fatality rates among us.
We can only thank those women who participated in that study, otherwise all of us would be walking around feeling like we were marked for death.
Studies are important. Until several years ago, Latinas were not invited nor included in very many medical studies. However, that's no longer the case.
The latest study that is in need of Latina volunteers is one being conducted by The Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Researchers want to better understand the Latina breast cancer experience. So, they've put out a nationwide call for Latina breast cancer survivors. According to the researchers:
We are recruiting Latina breast cancer survivors, from the entire country, into this study to complete a one time interview that takes approximately 45 minutes. To be eligible, Latina women must have been diagnosed with breast cancer between 2004 and 2008.
As compensation for their time, all approved participants will receive a $20.00 gift card to their choice of Safeway Foods (Includes VONS, Dominick's, Genuardi's, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Pavillions, and CARRS) , Target Stores, Borders Books, or Amazon.com.
To sign up for the study, call 1-877-687-1717, or email Dr. Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org.