DBCC hosts Vida Multicultural Screening and Health Fair

Joined by the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) hosted the “Vida Multicultural Screening and Health Fair* in Seaford Saturday.

Free mammograms, clinical breast exams, and information was offered to over 350 women.

Cheryl Doucette is one of the directors at DBCC and says this was specifically an out-reach to the Hispanic population in Sussex County.

“We have an obligation to make sure all women are getting the message about breast health and really understand the facts about breast cancer. And we do feel like language is a barrier.” Says Doucette. “We do feel like transportation sometimes is a barrier, so we want to feel like women are getting the message and getting the correct information.”

Experts recommend that women get clinical breast exams annually. For women over the age of 40,  they also recommend annual mammograms.

For more information on upcoming fairs, click here.

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