The Nuestras Historias booklet contains English/Spanish essays by 26 Latina cancer survivors from South Texas.
The booklet was produced in 2004 by Redes En Acción, a national Latino cancer research network funded by the National Cancer Institute and based at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio.
It is available online for free.
Nuestras Historias: 10 Years of Latina Cancer Survival
Breast cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer of Latinas.
But survival is possible.
In 2004, a group of 26 Latina cancer survivors from South Texas shared their stories to inspire hope, comfort, and resiliency in a bilingual booklet called Nuestras Historias: Mujeres Hispanas Sobreviviendo el Cáncer del Seno (Our Stories: Hispanic Women Surviving Breast Cancer).
2014 marks the booklet’s 10th anniversary.
Today, 16 of the remaining Latina survivors have new, courageous stories to tell about the importance of cancer screening and that Latinas can not only survive cancer, but thrive in the workplace, school, home, and family.
Read their stories below…