Cancer is now the number one killer of Latinos in the U.S. so the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center is reaching out to our local Latino population, offering free cancer screenings in McFarland this weekend.
"Latinos come in later stage, and it can be due to the fact that they don't often have insurance, or awareness, fear, as well as just access to care," said Michelle Avila, Director of the CBCC Foundation for Wellness.
The CBCC recently started the Latino Cancer Initiative to promote early detection in the rural and impoverished areas of Kern County.
The first free cancer screening event will take place in McFarland this Sunday. It takes place from noon to 5:00 pm in the McFarland Community Building at 103 West Sherwood Ave.
Free breast, prostate, and colon cancer screenings will be offered to the uninsured and not just Latinos.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 792-6090.