$2.2M to educate young breast cancer survivors
NEW ORLEANS - LSU Health New Orleans says a $2.2 million social media campaign will educate and support young breast cancer survivors in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the School of Public Health a five-year grant to lead a coalition developing the campaign. Other members are the Mary Bird Cancer Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Nursing.
An LSU news release says the goal is helping young breast cancer survivors get the services they need.
Information will include family history and genetic risks, psychosocial health and support, reproductive health and fertility, family support, and health monitoring. The campaign also will cover ways to reduce risk, such as keeping a healthy weight, reducing tobacco use and reducing excessive alcohol use.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
$25 million lawsuit filed against LSU in last year's frat hazing death
Bernard doesn't attend school board meeting, group calls for resignation
Mayor stumped over asphalt found in sewer station
Despite busy week, police chief says violent crime down in Baton Rouge
Minor injuries reported after school bus crash on Hooper Road