Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 10 Latinas Who Battled The Disease

Latinas Who Battled Breast Cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we would like to share the inspirational stories of these Latinas who have battled with the disease. Some won the battle, others barely made it, but one thing remains the same: cancer does not discriminate, and together we can help raise awareness. Latin Times

Cancer does not discriminate. It doesn't matter where you come from, your background, your upbringing... when it gets you, it gets you. Some people struggle in silence, while others want their stories to be heard and perhaps serve as inspiration. 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and the need to detect the disease in its early stages. Latin Times encourages all women who are over 40 years-old or who have a family history of breast cancer to schedule regular examinations with your doctor or ob-gyn. It could save your life!

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Maria G. Valdez

Maria was born and raised in Dominican Republic, where she began her career in journalism covering human interest stories, entertainment, beauty and wellness for a national magazine. She moved to New York City to study Musical Theatre, but went back to journalism after graduating in an attempt of becoming the Latina Carrie Bradshaw. She has an unhealthy obsession with JLo and claims to be Sofia Vergara’s long-lost daughter, and has tried a crazy amount of treatments to keep looking young. She became a Zumba instructor for fun.