Salud San Antonio! Helps Latinas With Cancer Prevention

  • Published: October 08, 2012

San Antonio's Latina population certainly feels the effects of cancer, as studies show Latinas often detect breast and cervical cancers at an advanced stage. Often facing low income and little education on how to fight cancer, they don't have many places to turn for support. Fortunately, Salud San Antonio!, a program led by the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center, seeks them out every day. One of these women, who attended a cancer prevention community event, shared that she had been diagnosed with precancerous cells in her cervix but could not afford to pursue treatment. With the assistance of Salud, the woman discovered that her healthcare costs were covered through Medicaid, and she has since received screening services that will lead to further diagnostic testing down the road. One woman at a time, Salud San Antonio! is creating a healthier San Antonio.

Watch Dr. Cynthia Mojica, Program Director of Salud San Antonio!, discuss how the program works.