Moffitt Cancer Center Hosts Free Breast Cancer Prevention Program in Spanish

March 19, 2012

WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Florida, along with the American Cancer Society and Univision Tampa Bay are hosting a free program for the Hispanic community.

WHAT: The Yo me cuido breast cancer program will be presented in Spanish. Speakers include:

  •          Registered nurse Carla Garcia discussing signs and symptoms of breast self awareness
  •          Registered dietitian Fabiola Figueroa discussing nutrition and cancer risk reduction
  •          A breast cancer patient discussing survivorship
  •          A community physician discussing mammography recommendations

The emcee is news anchor Natalie Perez from Noticias Univision Florida Central. Free lunch will be provided.

This talk is part of the Yo me cuido campaign. Yo me cuido, “I take care of myself,” is a program started by the Moffitt Program for Outreach Wellness Education & Resources (M-POWER) through funding from the American Cancer Society and The Walmart Foundation to focus on reducing the rate of breast cancer diagnosis among Latinas in the Tampa Bay area. With an emphasis on prevention and early detection, the program provides workshops to the local community.

WHEN:           11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 7

WHERE:        Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa FL

CONTACT:    Register by calling 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), Ext. 5. For more information, contact Venessa Rivera Colon at (813) 745-4306 or

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Located in Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, which recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer.