Spanish Educational Efforts
Video Library in Spanish:
There are 62 million Hispanics in the U.S., and research shows that 71% percent do not speak English at home; nearly 1 in 3 are not fluent in English. To better provide Spanish-language education on dense breasts, DB-I’s Spanish content (https://densebreast-info.org/espanol/) now includes the following Spanish-language videos:
- Patient education video, La Densidad de los senos y el cáncer de mama (Dense breasts and breast cancer)
- Radiological expert video, Todo lo que debes saber acerca de los senos densos (Everything you need to know about dense breasts)
- Individual patient dense breast stories
On that Topic:
One of the takeaways of a recent JACR article, Breast Density Knowledge and Awareness Among Latinas in a Low-Resource Setting was the need to ensure equitable dissemination of health care resources to Latina women undergoing screening mammography. According to the authors, future efforts should be aimed at developing effective resources for patient education about breast density and risk-based screening. DB-I Spanish-language resources are widely available to address such needs!