Group: Breast cancer treatable

Group: Breast cancer treatable

Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) – October 2, 2019 – 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — Breast cancer is the most treatable form of cancer if detected early, this is what Cebu’s ICanServe said people should know about as the world celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month starting yesterday.

Mary Anne Alcordo Solomon, ICanServe Cebu coordinator, said in a press conference yesterday that breast cancer is not exclusive to women as men too can have it.

“Thus healthy lifestyle by eating in moderation, physical exercises and having to manage our stress are keys to prevent breast cancer,” said Solomon, a breast cancer survivor herself.

ICanServe has lined up various activities for the entire month including free screening and checkups, mammogram, as well as the giving of free medicines to breast cancer victims by the Mandaue City government.

Some malls and private buildings will be lit up with pink lights at night in support of the month-long activity.

Also, the Pink Tent will be held on October 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Oakridge Pavilion of the Oakridge Business Park in Mandaue City.

According to the foundation, the Pink Tent will make Christmas shopping hassle-free as it will provide a one-stop shop for all holiday needs, with hundreds of concessionaires selling clothes, shoes, bags, food, beauty products, and novelty items.

There will be live entertainment, Zumba, and healthy breathing exercise classes.

Proceeds from the Pink Tent will go to free mammograms for indigent women referred to ICanServe Cebu.

ICanServe is an advocacy group of breast cancer survivors advocating early detection of breast cancer. Its mission is to arm women with breast care health and breast cancer information so they can make informed decisions about their health. It also provides access to special services that will help breast cancer survivors recover and heal more effectively.

In Mandaue City, two resolutions were passed urging all employees and offices in the city to pin or tie a pink ribbon or wear pink and requesting hospital, medical facilities, shopping malls and retail establishments in the city to offer discounts, promos or special pink October deals in support of the month-long celebration. — BRP (FREEMAN)


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