Breast can­cer fo­rum at Araneta Cen­ter

Manila Times - - Filipino Champions -

AC­CORD­ING to the Philip­pine Can­cer So­ci­ety (PCS), breast can­cer is con­sid­ered the coun­try’s No. 1 type of can­cer among women and 20 women die of breast can­cer ev­ery day. The Global Can­cer Ob­ser­va­tory has so far recorded a to­tal of 24,798 of new cases af­flicted with breast can­cer this year, ac­count­ing for 17.6 per­cent of all new cases for all ages in both sexes and 31.4 per­cent of new cases among women.

In this light, Oc­to­ber be­ing the Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month, Araneta Cen­ter goes pink for the whole pe­riod to raise aware­ness about breast can­cer and show sup­port to pa­tients and sur­vivors. Pedes­trian lanes are painted pink to en­cour­age the mil­lions of vis­i­tors and shop­pers to learn more about the disease, its pre­ven­tion and treat­ment.

Hap­pen­ing to­day at the Gate­way Mall ac­tiv­ity area is the “Beauty and Brav­ery: Em­pow­er­ing Women Against Breast Can­cer” event, fea­tur­ing in­spi­ra­tional and self­care talks of ex­perts and sur­vivors, among them Philip­pine So­ci­ety of Med­i­cal On­col­o­gist pres­i­dent Claire Soli­man and breast can­cer sur­vivor Gertrudes Calderon. Kun­dalani Yoga teacher Tet Bach­mann will dis­cuss tech­niques on man­ag­ing daily stress and re­sist­ing ill­ness.

Host­ing the event is Binib­in­ing Pilip­inas Supra­na­tional 2018 Je­hza Hue­lar. PCS of­fers free clin­i­cal breast exam. At­ten­dees can have their hair col­ored with wash­able pink dye for free at the event in sup­port of the aware­ness cam­paign.

Vis­i­tors and shop­pers cross the Pinkde­s­trian lanes in com­mem­o­ra­tion of the Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month.

Kun­dalani Yoga teacher Tet Bach­mann to dis­cuss tech­niques on man­ag­ing daily stress and re­sist­ing ill­ness.

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