Local women working to bring breast cancer support to women

ARCATA – Breast cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in American women and some local residents are working hard to bring awareness and resources to women all across Humboldt County.

Regular breast screening is important but access can be more difficult for some. Native American women have the lowest breast cancer rates but the highest mortality rates from breast cancer due to late detection.

Here at the Breast and GYN Health Project in Arcata, women come from all over to receive support after being diagnosed with breast cancer. This resource center is here to provide support, information, and hope to those who need it most. One of the best ways to beat breast cancer is to detect it early, but for Native American women living in rural areas regular screenings can be difficult.

Darla Marshall from the K’ima:w Medical Center is working with the Breast and GYN Health Project to make sure support is available to women all over the area. For the past 20 years the project has been making sure women have the guidance they need available to them.