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Grantee Spotlight: Latino Community Development Agency's Patient's Journey

My name is Angelica Camacho, I was diagnosed with left breast cancer in September of 2011.  
I came to the Latino Agency-Women’s Clinic referred by a physician because I needed help. I don’t have medical insurance, I don’t have the resources, and I can’t speak English. The Latino Agency sent me to a doctor who ordered the mammogram at Mercy, and I have been with Mercy ever since, for my treatments and my follow-ups. Ever since I arrived at the Latino Agency I have received lots of help not only physical, but also emotionally because they have helped me so much with my self-esteem, and helped me in my doctor’s visits with interpretation and helping me communicate and learn about this disease. They also helped me with psychological support for me and my family, because finding out that you have cancer is not only hard for you but also your family. After the surgery I was not able to move or work like I used to so the Latino Agency-Women’s Clinic helped me with physical therapy so the pain could diminish and I could move again without so much pain. They also have a support group that has helped me a lot relate to other people that are going through almost the same things I’m going, in that group I have made many friends and the invited speakers they have has helped me better understand the disease, the treatments, and the side effects (some that I was too shy to speak to a doctor about). I also know that whenever I need anything I can count with the Latino Agency. To this day I still need their help because my cancer has returned in September of 2015 and I appreciate all the help you guys have been able to give me, my family, and everyone that has needed it. Thank you Latino Agency and specially the Latino Women’s Clinic for being such a great support for people with cancer like me. Again thank you so much. 
 
Angelica Camacho.  
 Latino agency

A Grantee's Perspective

Chenango Health Network has received grant funding from the NYS Avon Breast Health Outreach Program for many years. AVON BHOP support has enabled our agency to conduct our Every Woman Counts in Chenango County Campaign, which motivates, encourages and supports hundreds of women who live in this rural upstate county to be screened for breast cancer and receive necessary treatment and support. Read More