“My mission, which aligns with that of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is to ensure that Latinos across the world receive timely, high quality cancer treatment, and go on to live long and fruitful lives.”
As a Latina, I am disheartened by the health disparities in my community – especially when it comes to breast cancer. In fact, breast cancer is the number one cancer killer of Latinas. Latina women have a lower incidence of breast cancer than white women, but are more likely to be diagnosed with larger tumors and late-stage breast cancer.
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Komen’s “31 Days of Impact” continues 31 Days of Impact with Dr. Amelie Ramirez of San Antonio, TX. As a Latina, Dr. Ramirez is disheartened by the health disparities in her community, and considers it her mission to ensure that Latinas across the world receive timely, high-quality cancer care. As a member of Komen’s Scientific Advisory Board, she is able to advance the field of breast cancer research while continuing to impact the lives of Latinas.