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The demands of family and farm leave little time to worry about it. But after a couple of weeks, the year-old mother walks over to chat with her neighbor, a community health worker, about the hard little knot near her armpit. Concerned, the community health worker suggests she visit a health center down the road.
Each year Komen and its more than 80 Affiliates across the U. These local programs aim to change behaviors and increase access to quality breast health care. These community profiles are then used to establish local funding priorities for the community grants program request for applications RFA. Submitted applications are subject to a rigorous review process by an independent panel of experts and community reviewers consistent with Komen's standards and mission.
Although it has been show that early detection through mammograms is the most effective way to reduce breast cancer mortality, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide with survival rates being even lower in low- and middle-income countries as compared to high-income countries. The Community Health Worker CHW model is a promising approach to reach these women who have not been reached through other efforts. This paper describes a participatory approach for capacity building of CHWs to promote breast cancer screening among low-income women 50 years of age and older in a southern city in Brazil as a combined effort between two academic institutions, the municipal health care system, and a local non-profit organization.
Data on breast healthcare knowledge, perceptions and practice among women in rural Kenya is limited. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, perceptions and practice of breast cancer among women, male heads of households, opinion leaders and healthcare providers within a rural community in Kenya. This was a mixed method cross-sectional study, conducted between Sept 1st Sept 30th
Cancer is a disease that can affect anyone, but it does not affect everyone equally. Statistics show that some minority populations and people who lack health insurance are more likely to develop cancer — and die from it — than the general U. For those affected by this unequal burden of cancer, getting potentially lifesaving screening tests can be difficult, if not impossible.
Breast cancer is a growing concern in low- and middle-income countries LMCs. We use South Africa as an example of how CHWs could improve access to breast health care because of its middle-income status, existing cancer centers, and history of CHW programs. CHWs could assume three main roles along the cancer control continuum: health education, screening, and patient navigation.
The Breast Health Connection is an enhancement to the Breast Health Initiative and provides education, outreach and navigational services for community women. Komen for the Cure. Breasts, like women's bodies, come in all shapes and sizes. They change many times and in many ways over a woman's lifetime.