When You Need Information on el Cáncer

CURE, Spring 2010, Volume 9, Issue 1

National Cancer Institute releases new Spanish-language materials.

Latinos are the largest and fastest growing minority in the United States, with more than 44 million individuals—and about half speak Spanish as their primary language.

In 2006, about 82,000 new cancer cases were diagnosed among Latinos. To meet the needs of these patients, the National Cancer Institute now offers three additional Internet-only brochures in Spanish from their “What You Need to Know” series: leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Similar to the English-language brochures, the booklets include information on symptoms, treatment, supportive care, and other useful information.

There are now nine Spanish-language “What You Need to Know” booklets, including breast, prostate, lung, and colorectal cancers. You can access all the booklets at www.cancer.gov/espanol/recursos/necesita-saber. The NCI also provides informational cancer brochures in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.