The primary function of our organization is that of Patient Navigation.
If someone who lives within our South Florida community has a cancer-related question or problem we do what is necessary to see it addressed.
The South Florida Cancer Association came about because of what was encountered by our Executive Director and other patients he came in contact with after he was diagnosed with cancer.
Obtaining information was a major issue whether it was about the cancer itself, or about what programs were available that could provide much needed assistance. Information about cancer is usually provided in language not easily understood by the average person. And while there are a lot of programs that can provide assistance, it often hard to find the ones you need that have the necessary resources and are willing to help. Language for many South Floridians is often a problem. According to the 2000 Census, 67% of Miami-Dade residents alone, are of Hispanic origins and a large number of these admit to limited understanding of the English language.Read More»