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Fighting Breast Cancer Through Peer Support And Education

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Comadre a Comadre interview Part 2

Our guests are Elba Saavedra, program director with Comadre a Comadre, and Cathy Landavazo, a breast cancer survivor who is now a peer educator and navigator for other women.

Comadre is housed in the University of New Mexico's College of Education. It was created by survivors to combat the disparities in screening and survival rates among Latina/Hispanic women. It offers classes in the community on breast health and the importance of screening and early detection. It also offers patient navigation and support groups to women going through breast cancer.

The program has become a model in using survivors and their families to craft a culturally and linguistically competent program.

Megan has been a journalist for 25 years and worked at business weeklies in San Antonio, New Orleans and Albuquerque. She first came to KUNM as a phone volunteer on the pledge drive in 2005. That led to volunteering on Women’s Focus, Weekend Edition and the Global Music Show. She was then hired as Morning Edition host in 2015, then the All Things Considered host in 2018. Megan was hired as News Director in 2021.
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