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Issues Tank: Breast Cancer in NYC's Arab Community

by George Bodarky
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WFUV's Issues Tank Project explores health issues in NYC's immigrant communities.

A lot of obstacles stand in the way of Arab-American women from getting screened for breast cancer.  Language barriers are chief among them.  But, a lack of health insurance is also a problem, as is FEAR. 

As part of WFUV's Issues Tank project, George Bodarky tells us cancer can be a dirty word among the Arab population. Listen to his report and interview on the subject.  

George talked with Claudia Ayash, Program Director for the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparity Service at Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center. She is also co-director of the Arab American Breast Cancer Education and Referral Program (AMBER). Click below for the full interview.

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