E.V. is a 46
year old Latina
who has been living at a migrant labor camp for the past 2 years.
E.V.’s mother recently passed away from breast cancer that was
at a late stage. Her mother never sought medical care because she
did not have insurance or any other financial means to pay for medical
services. She never received a clinical breast exam or a
In fact, her mother told her that she had never even had a pap
mourning the loss
of her mother, has the fear that she too will follow the fate of her
She has two children and her husband’s work is their only source of
When her children get ill, she takes them to the community health
in town to be seen. She has never received preventive health care
for herself because of the lack of money. She has never received
a mammogram and with the death of her mother, she states that she does
not want to know if she has signs of breast cancer.
What are some
of the most
important factors in this case that may impact your approach to this
and the care that she requires? What strategies would you use to
her? Proceed to the next section to learn more about cervical and
cancer in Hispanic/Latina women.....