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Community Minute: Bilingual and bicultural support for Latinas living with cancer

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Founded by a group of Latina breast cancer survivors and health care professionals, Nueva Vida is a nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of culturally sensitive cancer support services for Latinas in the Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Richmond metropolitan areas. Nueva Vida’s mission is to inform, support and empower Latinas whose lives are affected by cancer, and to advocate for and facilitate timely access to state-of-the-art cancer care, including screening, diagnosis, treatment and care. Support is offered in Spanish by staff and trained professionals throughout the cancer continuum. The organization also provides different support groups that focus on the mental health of Latinas at various stages of cancer treatment and survivorship. All groups are facilitated by bilingual and bicultural therapists.

For more information, contact:

Nueva Vida
5224 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20015
Phone: (202) 223-9100
Fax: (202) 223-9600
info@nueva-vida.org

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