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How can we SLO down cancer?

Broadcast date: 10/8/15

In 2014 the release of a report claiming that instances of certain types of cancer were on the increase in San Luis Obispo County, spurred Ecologistics, a local non-profit to action. Concerned that certain segments of the population who had no access to health care might not be able to get critical, early detection screening the board of the non-profit began work towards an innovative solution. 

As part of its mission of creating a resilient community, Ecologistics partnered with Dr. Ahmed Nooristani and the Noor Clinic to create a program of public outreach and free screening for uninsured SLO County citizens-SLO Down Cancer.

We know that the leading cause of death in San Luis Obispo County is cancer.  What resources are available for these vulnerable populations and others to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer? How important is early detection? What support is available for individuals trying to cope with a diagnosis, or undergoing care?

Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with Dr. Ahmad Nooristani with the Noor Clinic, Stacey Hunt, with Ecologistics, and Eloisa Medina, the Lay Patient Navigator at Hearst Cancer Resource Center with French Hospital as they discuss current local trends in cancer occurrence, and talk about the importance of prevention, early detection, treatment, and support, as well as a new program in San Luis Obispo County of public outreach and free screening for uninsured residents.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.