The Impact of Breast Cancer on the Hispanic/ Latina Community: Answers from an Expert

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En Espanol - El Impacto del Cáncer de Mama en la Comunidad Hispana / Latina: Respuestas de un Experto

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women after skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. While there are more options for women diagnosed with breast cancer now more than ever as a result of advances in research and targeted therapies, outcomes vary among women of different races and ethnicities, including people within the Latina and Hispanic community. Gerardo Capo, MD, medical oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s leading cancer center and only National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, who sees patients at Trinitas Regional Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, shares more about what the Hispanic/Latina community should know about the disease. Read More