Date: 
Monday, May 14, 2018

L.A. Care Celebrates Women’s Health Week with Life-Saving Workshops

Cancer remains the second leading cause of death for women — just behind heart disease — but many still don't know how they can prevent the disease. In celebration of National Women’s Health Week (May 13th to the 19th), L.A. Care is hosting a series of free wellness workshops on breast, cervical and colorectal cancers at its Inglewood Family Resource Center. The workshops will educate women about screenings, early detection, and prevention of the three types of cancer.

One in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, with more than 266,000 cases expected to be diagnosed this year. While survival rates have increased over the years, nearly 41,000 women are expected to die from breast cancer this year. 

Cervical cancer does not occur as often as breast cancer, but survival rates are much lower. It's estimated more than 13,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer this year and nearly a third will die. 

The lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is one in 24 for women. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in both men and women, with more than 50,600 deaths expected this year in men and women. 

The Inglewood Family Resource Center at 3111 W. Century Blvd, Suite 100, will hold breast and cervical cancer workshops on Tuesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. A colorectal cancer workshop will be held Friday, May 18, from  2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend the workshops, you can read more information about these cancers on the L.A. Care site:

About L.A. Care Health Plan

L.A. Care Health Plan is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving residents of Los Angeles County through a variety of health coverage programs including L.A. Care Covered™,  Medi-CalL.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan. L.A. Care is a leader in developing new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net. With more than 2 million members, L.A. Care is the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan.

 

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