Breast Cancer Screening and other Health Behaviors among Latinas

Presenter: Dr. Ana Abriado-Lanza_AO79392
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Description: In this webinar, Dr. Ana Abriado-Lanza gives an overview of the break down of the Latino population living in the United States, linking these statistics to breast cancer screening disparities between Latinas and non-Hispanic whites.  Through description of relevant evidence-based literature and her own research, Dr. Lanza identifies cultural and structural factors that impact screening rates and breast cancer morbidity and mortality.  She concludes by specifying rich areas for future research in addressing Latino health disparities related to cancer screening, smoking, and physical activity.

Date: March 1st, 2016

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Reflection Questions:

  • Why is it important to consider the heterogeneity of Latino groups in the United States?
  • What are some of challenges inherent in the concept of acculturation?
  • What are the controversies regarding fatalism and cancer screening?

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