New Resource for Caregivers - In Spanish!

The Cancer Support Community, in partnership with Nueva Vida, Inc., has developed a Spanish-language publication for Latino cancer caregivers. Frankly Speaking About Cancer: De Cuidador a Cuidador (From Caregiver to Caregiver) is the first Spanish-language publication in CSC’s Frankly Speaking About Cancer series and provides much-needed information for caregivers of women with breast cancer. Topics discussed include honest communication between caregiver and patient, along with tips for navigating the health care system.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic/Latina women and they are often diagnosed at a more advanced stage of disease. The Cancer Support Community and Nueva Vida recognize that when a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, the impact of the disease is felt by everyone she knows. Together these two leading cancer support organizations address the needs of Latino cancer caregivers and open the door for discussion about a topic not frequently raised in Hispanic/Latino communities.

Listen to a previously aired episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, CSC’s award-winning internet radio show, for a discussion on the challenges faced by Latino families when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. On this episode, CSC President and CEO Kim Thiboldeaux joined by three expert panelists - Gloria Elliott of Nueva Vida, Migdalia Torres of Gilda’s Club NYC, and Jeanette Albarran of Gilda’s Club Chicago. Together, they explore what the cancer experience is like for Latinos living in the United States and discuss a variety of resources available to help them cope. You can access an archive of this episode, here: Voice America Episode - Latino Cancer Experience

Frankly Speaking About Cancer De Cuidador a Cuidador was developed with generous support from The Breast Cancer Fund of National Philanthropic Trust. To order this or any publication distributed by the Cancer Support Community, visit www.cancersupportcommunity.org/fm/FSAC-Orders.

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