"Cancer is taking a disproportionate toll on several minority communities, and there are disproportionate rates of cancer, diabetes and heart disease among Hispanics and Latinos," says Aisha Langford, MPH, minority outreach coordinator at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center. Among Hispanics, for example, women are 2.2 times more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer than non-Hispanic white women.
The free health screenings that will be offered at the event including blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index and glaucomacould save lives, Langford says.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for more than 500,000 deaths each year. Education, health screenings and general awareness of cancer-related topics enable people to take the appropriate actions and steps needed to prevent such a devastating group of diseases, Langford says.
For more information about this event please, contact Aisha Langford, MPH at 734-998-7073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.