TITLE

An activist

AUTHOR(S)
F. W.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
High Country News;5/26/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the efforts of Nellie Sandoval to help save lives in the Navajo Reservation area in Arizona by promoting scientific research on breast cancer and advocating its early detection. In 1992, she organized a support group through the Reach to Recovery Program for women of the American Center Society (ACS). She found out that early detection of the disease is important because native cancer patients died within one year of diagnosis since the cancer was often in the advanced stage. Although many people consider it a taboo, she made a Navajo-language video with Fran Robinson to encourage women to get regular mammograms and perform self-examinations and to help educate people on what to do with the disease.
ACCESSION #
32602759

 

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