Thousands of lives are lost each year against the battle for breast cancer. But the country is not one to back out from the fight.
The country has the highest incidence of breast cancer, with three out of 100 developing this type of cancer in their lifetime according to the sources. One out of four patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer succumbs to the disease within the first five years. It is also the leading killer of women ages 35 to 54 worldwide, with more than one million patients diagnosed, and 500,000 dying from it annually. A report from the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that in 2014, 27,900 women died of cancer. Of this number, 27.7 percent had breast cancer. The threat continues to rise as it was also recorded that last year alone, more than 18,300 Filipinas were diagnosed with breast cancer. There are 3 kinds of cancer prevention – primary prevention (preventing the disease before it happens), secondary prevention (preventing the further development of pre-cancerous to stage 0 disease), and tertiary prevention (preventing the recurrence or metastatic progression of invasive breast cancer disease). This includes the drive for more aggressive public information for a healthy lifestyle such as primary prevention like good nutrition, plenty of exercise, no to tobacco smoking, compliance to hepatitis B and HPV vaccination.
The institution, which opened last year, houses a Breast Center as well as centers that offer various primary and secondary cancer prevention exams, such as mammograms, pap smear, and colonoscopy among many others . We really hope to be a one-stop shop for everyone, from early screening of individuals who have a history of cancer in the family to patients who have already been diagnosed with the disease and would want the best medical care. We aim to offer everything to them, this in essence is the kind of multidisciplinary care and comfort we provide. We also provide additional monetary support through working with part time jobs like being virtual assistants, checking the online magazine and site for gadget reviews R-Tech24 for reviews for clients, and etc. It is really helping the community.