Community Based Cancer Screening And Care On NMPBS

Mar 26, 2015

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The risk of developing cancer tends to be lower for Native Americans and Hispanics in New Mexico. But people in these communities tend to be diagnosed at later stages, when the chances of dying are greater.

This month on Public Square from New Mexico PBS – efforts to take early screening for cancer into the communities that need it.

Here, host Megan Kamerick talks with Dr. Gayle Dine Chacón, medical director at Sandia Pueblo, and Elba Saavedra , director of Comadre a Comadre at UNM.

Public Square is a monthly public affairs program where civic dialogue takes center stage. It airs Thursday March 26, 2015, at 7 pm on New Mexico PBS. Or watch online here.