Your financial support is more than a donation. It is an investment in the most vulnerable who are diagnosed with cancer in our community- the underserved patient, and their families. This population is often without access to the support and resources needed to improve the lives of their loved one. Your support will provide the skills, knowledge and resources for better treatment planning, lower healthcare costs and quality of life, and much more for a healthier, longer life. These funds go directly to providing the Cancer Caregivers Education Program and its resources to the underserved families across the State.
No one is safe from cancer, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, or income; however, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), burden is greater for certain populations based on their socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic group, and cancer type. In Arizona, Hispanics and Latinos account for a third of the population and is home to a third of the American Indian and Alaska Native population in our country. Hispanics and Latinos have a lower risk for most cancers but have the highest rates for cancers associated with infection, such as liver, stomach, and cervical cancers, despite being rare in the general population.
The NCI reports that although “Hispanics/Latinos have lower incidence and death rates for the most common cancers than non-Hispanic whites, they are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of disease.”
According to NCI, cancer is the second leading cause of death among Native Americans [American Indians and Alaska Natives] over age 45 and American Indians and Alaska Natives continue to have the poorest five-year survival rates among all racial and ethnic groups, for all cancers combined.
Education and access to resources are the keys to improving cancer patient health outcomes.
Cancer Caregivers AZ’s Honor Wall was developed as a way for family and friends to honor and remember their loved ones who have been touched by cancer. Supporters can submit a message in honor or memory of their loved one which will then be posted on our Virtual Honor Wall. See Virtual Honor Wall at www.cancercaringaz.com
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