Raya Abirached launches "beet it" challenge to combat breast cancer

Henrietta Strickland
November 5, 2018

Certified nurses from PJSC and Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) will be providing free breast examination check-up, glucose screening and lactation massage in a private and enclosed room; while the Health Promotion Centre from the Ministry of Health will help individuals identify and act on their personal risk factors.

"I thought I was going to die because in my mind, cancer was a deadly disease". The doctor that he referred me to actually...treated his wife and, of course his wife passed away, but he said she lived a long time.

"Genetic counselling can be very helpful for those who have a strong family history of breast cancer".

"I received a lot of information, printout information and stuff, and if I had any questions, I was given a number that I called".

The researchers admitted, however, that their study has some limitations due to some variability among studies, and that since most of the studies were conducted in North America and Europe, the findings may not be generalized to women in other regions of the world. If you choose to support the cause by making a donation through an organization, make sure to do your research to determine if the association is reputable before donating.

Dr Salha Bujassoum, who is also director of the Hereditary Cancer and High-Risk Screening Programme, recalled that the team at NCCCR's High-Risk Breast Screening and Genetics Programme assessed over 800 patients previous year.

About 50 people attended the event and had the opportunity to learn more about the foundation, which organizes breast cancer education programs at local school, university and corporate locations, providing vital information on how to reduce the risk for breast cancer as well as the most effective methods for early detection. "It was something we could do to raise awareness and let people know we are supporting them".

Among women with low breast density, those who carried PTV mutations were 1.96 times as likely to be diagnosed with interval breast cancers compared to women who did not carry PTV mutations.

Samaroo said she spoke with a mother and daughter who were both battling breast cancer, and added that she hoped the event would encourage more people to get screened. Key moments when their needs may shift include when they shift from one type of treatment to the next, such as from surgery to chemotherapy, or when they have completed all of their prescribed breast cancer treatments. Breast cancer does not discriminate. They believe that the chemicals are absorbed into the skin, especially when there are cuts during shaving. ALIV made a donation that went to several groups including the Cancer Society of The Bahamas and Sister, Sister Breast Cancer Support Group.

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