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If you are facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment, the LatinaSHARE organization offers support groups, educational programs, webinars and a help line, completely in Spanish.
During gynecological cancer month, which includes breast, cervical, uterine and ovarian cancer, this support group meets once a month with its members to talk about how they are overcoming the terrible disease.
The goal is not only to help those who suffer from some type of gynecological cancer, but also to educate the community through experiences. For example: the importance of exams and how to stay alert to possible signs.
How to join the LatinaSHARE support group
Through the official website of the organizationyou can read all the information about the support group, its history, missions and the different types of gynecological cancer, in addition to its help services.
If you want to be part of the support group, contact 844-ASK-SHARE (844-275-7427). A Spanish-speaking survivor will assist you for support or information.
You can also go to the LatinaSHARE headquarters, located at 165 West 46th Street, Suite 712, New York, NY 10036.
And by clicking here You can sign up for the information bulletins offered by the organization, via email. Complete the information and subscribe.
Places to get a free or low-cost mammogram in New York
According to the New York City Department of Health, women who are between 50 and 74 years old should have a mammogram every two years.
Likewise, women between 40 and 49 years old should talk to their doctor and decide if they should have a mammogram.
The City of New York makes available the telephone number 1-844-692-4692 to schedule a mammogram at one of the public hospitals.
Separately, the state also offers free mammograms to residents who do not have health insurance. Those interested can call 1-866-442-CANCER (2262).
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