Alexis Multispeciality Hospital's breast cancer awareness drive


Speaking on this occasion, Dr B Bhaskar Rao, MD & CEO of KIMS Hospitals announced free breast cancer screening programme for journalists and their immediate families during the month of October. His mother, Kelly Rains, was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer about seven months after he was hired on with the department.

The department plans to donate a hundred percent of the money it raises to the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital. "This will ensure early detection of breast cancer among women so as to save lives", she said through her personal assistant, Witness Dube in a message to mark the annual October Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. The stamps may also be purchased by phone, 800-STAMP-24 (800-782-6724), or online here.

The brand will donate 20 per cent of net profits from these products to the Avon Foundation for Women to support Avon Breast Cancer Crusade programs across the U.S., up to a value of US$1 million (RM4.2 million) in 2017.

Breast cancer in particular is second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer death in American women, according to the American Cancer Society. "And today, they go above and beyond the call of duty to raise awareness about breast cancer". In the United States, deaths associated with breast cancer are higher than those related to any other type of cancer.

Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Last year, Payless ShoeSource added its very stylish limited edition Champion sneakers to the items available for sale during the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign where all proceeds go to the Cancer Society of Trinidad and Tobago.

"The three-dimensional images allow board certified radiologists to examine the breast tissue one layer at a time, so fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below", said Alison Boerner, director of radiology at St. Vincent Anderson.

The first report takes a closer look at breast cancer - what is it, who can get it, and is there any way to avoid it? Walk with us or make a donation to support the cause! "It is estimated that 1-in-8 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and although screening and treatment of this disease is increasing, we can never stop spreading the word about the importance of early screening to catch this disease".