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Breast cancer incidence remains high in Costa Rica

According to Health Ministry data, 427 women in Costa Rica died as a result of breast cancer in 2020. The disease remains the top cause...

A teenager’s quest to fight cancer in Costa Rica: Meet ‘Slimes Pura Vida’

Nava Haney, 13, whips up homemade slimes to benefit the Ana Ross Foundation.

Former U.S. Ambassador launches campaign for cancer awareness, funding in Costa Rica

The family has created the Andrea and Fitz Haney Donor-Advised Fund to Support the Dr. Anna Gabriela Ross Foundation, a leading Costa Rican nonprofit in support for cancer patients and their families.

Costa Rican experts seek to curb increase in breast cancer cases, deaths

On average 1,100 Costa Rican women are diagnosed with breast cancer and some 250 of them die each year. These figures are the highest in Central America and fourth in Latin America.

Costa Rica reports lower cancer mortality rates

Costa Rica's cancer mortality rate declined 17 percent over the past 15 years, according to a new study from the Caja.

On cancer, kids and gratitude in Costa Rica: A conversation with Rabbi Andrea Haney

Rabbi Andrea Haney, wife of U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica S. Fitzgerald Haney, shares insights into her ongoing battle with breast cancer in the final days of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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