Portland offers cancer forums for Latino community

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PORTLAND — A pair of free forums will give the public a chance learn about preventing and detecting the three forms of cancer most commonly diagnosed in the Latino population.

The city’s Minority Health Program, the Maine Cancer Consortium and the Portland Community Health Center are sponsoring the forums, which are designed to educate the Latino community about the basics of breast, colorectal and lung cancer, according to a press release.

The forums will be held Sunday, May 5, from 1:45-3:45 p.m., at Sacred Heart Church, 65 Mellen St., and on Thursday, May 9, from 7-9 p.m., at El Sinai Church, 837 Brighton Ave.

For more information contact Nelida Berke, the city’s Latino community health promotion specialist, at 874-8452 or nrb@portlandmaine.gov.