Being an advocate of Breast Cancer is such a great honor...
Nowadays, most women are not concern about their breast.
OFTEN, PROPER BREAST CARE ARE NEGLECTED...
Let me ask you ladies several questions,
How much do you get to spend for a single bottle of lotion? for a facial wash? for a nail lacquer?
How much time do you spend to apply your makeup each day?
With BREAST SELF EXAMINATION (BSE), you need not to spend any penny.
Just spend few minutes every month to make sure that you are free from any possible palpable mass in your breasts. It doesn't require too much time and effort to check on your own breast.
This is what we, advocates of Philippine Foundation for Breast Care are educating the people, MEN AND WOMEN of both genders need to be aware of this. MEN CAN ALSO HAVE BREAST CANCER AND NOT ONLY WOMEN.
Breasts are not only there to add femininity and masculinity to our human body. They have purpose, especially to women who are breast feeding. They deserve proper care and diagnostic treatment if necessary. Annual mammogram for 40 years old and above and Ultrasound (UTZ) for younger ages.
The only way to prevent Breast Cancer is thru early detection.
However, please do remember this:
NOT ALL LUMPS ARE CANCEROUS.
If you notice a palpable lump or mass on breast while doing BSE, consult with your surgeon.
Anxiety and fear is common, but nothing is sure unless you'll have it seen and consulted properly. Should you wait for the mass to become worsen?
BREAST CARE is such an important matter that everyone needs to practice and eventually become a part of their lives. Moreover that Philippines is one of the leading countries with regards to morbidity and mortality of Breast Cancer.
If you want to know more about our foundation and our advocacy, feel free to comment below and it will be my pleasure to assist you. We need additional manpower and reliable resources to make a change on trend of Breast Cancer in the Philippines. We do Breast Cancer advocacy nationwide, if you're interested to have a Breast Cancer awareness in your place, please let me know as well. I'll lead you to our contact person in-charge for proper scheduling.
Here's the photos of our advocacy in Makati today:
|Pau and Belle getting ready for the ride to Makati|
|With Ma'am Millet|
|Had our late lunch first at Chowking before we move into action :P|
UCC of Makati invited us for Breast Cancer Advocacy
|Program Proper (Health Teaching/Discussion on Breast Cancer)|
|Ms. Malu V. Cortez, President of Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc|
|Dra. Janet from Surgery Department|
|Ma'am April and Nelly, RNs|
After health teaching, we divided the participants into several groups for focus teaching.I handled a group consisting of mothers, fathers, single ladies and gentlemen on proper BSE.
|Our breast model|
|Left clear half represents breast during non-menstrual period while the|
right brown half represents the breast during menstrual period.
Do you notice the differences of your breast during your menstrual period? It feels more tender and firm right?
After the group workshop, we then proceeded to FREE BREAST SCREENING.
|With the participants of today's advocacy , United Church of Christ in the Philippines Makati|
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR INVITING US! :)
Founded: in 2000 and registered under SEC No. A200017874 in 2001.
Location: Breast Care Center OPD East Avenue Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines
PHILIPPINE FOUNDATION FOR BREAST CANCER, INC. (PFBCI)
Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc. (PFBCI) is the ONLY advocate and support group that operates and manages a breast care center in a public hospital.
PFBCI’s office is located in the Breast Care Center of East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City. Its comprehensive Boobie Programs include awareness campaign with free breast screening, mammography, stereotactic biopsy, financial assistance, counseling, surveillance, home visits and social events.
PFBCI is a non-stock, non-profit, grassroots, volunteer-based
organization, committed and dedicated to fight breast cancer and save
It was established in 2000 and registered under SEC No. A200017874 in 2001.
1. Health- care professionals and providers;
2. Non health-care professionals
3. Breast cancer patients, survivors and their families;
4. Committed individuals
Partners are Government /non-government institution/organizations/companies
To be an effective and leading institution in the fight against breast cancer.
BREAST (Breast care, Resource, Empowerment, Advocacy, Support, and Treatment of breast cancer and other breast- related diseases)
regardless of race, social status, religion, age and gender.
* To advocate for breast cancer awareness as the key strategy to reduce breast cancer incidence.
* To empower women and men through knowledge and skill training on early detection and treatment.
* To help provide accessible, affordable and equitable cancer diagnostics and treatment services.
* To initiate and facilitate exchange of breast cancer information through registry and research as well as sharing of best practices in treatment and services.
THANK YOU FOR READING!
MORE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ON MY NEXT POSTS...