Especially important at the BCRC is the provision of field outreach education to those women not yet touched by the disease. It is clear that a priority for us is to help educate women in our community about breast health (Breast Self-Exam techniques) and screening, from our young women to our seniors, especially those who my have limited or no access to education or care. Women must know that if a lesion is mammographically detected during the early development stage, chance of survival and/or cure rate is raised to a dramatic 95% or more. This is a major improvement over today’s variable survival rates among different ethnic groups, ranging from 55% to 79% — because many of them are discovering breast cancer too late. Attention is given to these various ethnic groups in the field outreach program.
Field Health Outreach Program retains an English / Spanish-speaking health educator who works in the field to promote BCRC resources, breast health awareness, early cancer detection, and provides support to access mammogram screening programs. The Field Outreach & Health Program is made possible through funding by Avon Foundation.
SAVE THE DATE: October 12, 2017 BCRC Health & Wellness Fair at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church located at 21 E. Constance Avenue, SB 93105. Join us a we Commemorating 20 years of growth and support at the fair. Discover new BCRC programs and community resources such as: health & wellness services, insurance information, fertility preservation, caregiver services, survivorship activities, post mastectomy care, and more.
Avon Foundation for Women
Friday, September 22, 2017
Coral Casino, Santa Barbara
Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:00pm - 8:00pm
First Presbyterian Church, Santa Barbara
Free and open to the public
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara
With your support, the Breast Cancer Resource Center continues to provide daily services, access to an amazing resource library, free educational community lectures, support groups, and a suite of complementary care and integrative therapy services.