YWCA South Florida offers free breast cancer screenings for Hispanic women in South Florida. Get tested and prevent breast cancer.
According to a study by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami, 16,918 South Florida Hispanic residents died of cancer from 2012 to 2016. This study also found that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Hispanic women. Around 24,000 women were diagnosed in 2018 and breast cancer remains the leading cause of death for Latinas.
Finding breast cancer early and getting quality cancer treatment are the most important strategies to prevent breast cancer deaths. Getting regular screening tests is the most reliable way to find breast cancer early. Even though early detection through screening tests is a very well-known practice in other communities, Hispanic women tend to be diagnosed at a later stage.