3161.0 Cancer and its Impact on Women's Lives and Health

Monday, October 27, 2008: 10:30 AM
Women’s lives and health in varied populations are affected by cancer in unique ways. Presenters will focus on how research, prevention and education programs, and cancer treatment can better assist these unique populations of women. Presenters will discuss ways to enhance health care delivery systems to meet the needs of low income populations. Patient navigation programs utilizing multiple strategies to address quality of life issues in Latina women will be discussed. Racial disparities in cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship will be addressed, as well as innovative methods to reach out to special populations of women.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe determinants of satisfaction with breast cancer treatment in low-income women. 2. Describe the components of a patient navigation program. 3. Better understand community-based participatory focus group research and other qualitative research methods. 4. Describe the relationship between breast cancer mortality or survival and co-morbidities. 5. Assess empirical evidence regarding Latina women’s knowledge of symptoms, risks and detection methods of ovarian cancer.

10:30 AM
10:50 AM
“The money is in the comeback not the cure”: African American views about breast cancer and its treatment
Rebecca F. Winitzer, MS, MSW, Kristin L. Berg, MA and Sarah J. Gehlert, PhD
11:10 AM
Examination of racial disparities in comorbidities among five-year breast cancer survivors in South Carolina
Dayna Campbell, MS, PhD(c), Keith Elder, PhD, MPH, MPA and Saundra Glover, MBA, PhD
11:30 AM
Nuestra Belleza: The Health and Beauty of the Latina Woman - Ovarian Cancer Beauty Salon Project
Tonya Samuel, MSPH, Raquel Namuche, Karen Carapetyan, MA, Marilyn A. Fraser-White, MD, Ruth C. Browne, ScD, Julia A. Smith, MDPhD and Grace Macalino, PhD

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Epidemiology, Latino Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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