Breast Cancer Across The World
Breast Cancer awareness in developed and developing countries
A presentation at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management, Chicago, IL during the pre-launch of the foundation on October 20th, 2017 speaking about the issues related to Breast Cancer in the advanced countries like US & also in the other developing countries.
Future topics & highlights to cover under Breast Cancer across the world
What is Breast Cancer
Types of Breast Cancer
Early detection & screening processes
Issues with Mammogram – Dense Breast
Key risk factors
Breast Cancer diagnosis & treatment
Inflammation & Cancer
Stay tuned- More to come!!
Embarassment, Taboo, & ignorance
STIGMAS RELATED TO BREAST CANCER IN INDIA
Breasts make women attractive and feminine, but did you know 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? The incidence in India is alarmingly increasing every year and the death rate is very high compared to other parts of the world due to lack of awareness and early detection. We women are so busy balancing work and family that our own health takes a back seat & becomes our last priority. We women and family members even hesitate to mention the word cancer in “breast.” It’s the shyness & embarrassment society imposes. Do moms, aunts, daughters of our society openly talk about breast with parents, family members or friends? Let’s strive together in our journey against breast cancer by coming out of the stigma, awkwardness and taboo of using the word Breast! We the women, if we come together, we can show the world that we can fight Breast Cancer with pride and dignity!
featured videos on embarrassment, taboo, & ignorance
Real time interviews to depict and unravel the truth on embarrassment & taboo prevailing across the society even today, 2018! Interviews in local languages, summarized in English! Eye-opener incidents that tells us…this is just the start, we have a lot to overcome!
Interview with Dr. Chethana Thirthahalli, Interesting facts about Breast Cancer in India
Interview with Dr. Ravi Kannan, Breast Cancer scenario in Assam, India
Interview with Dr. Sarbani Giri, speaks about the facts associated with Breast Cancer stigma in India
Part-1, Interview with Nandini Gogoi Dutta in Assamese, summarized in English, about Breast Cancer in India
Interview with Dr. Sarmistha Bhattacharya, speaks about the realities on Breast Cancer in India
Interview with Dipali Saikia in Assamese, summarized in English, about Breast Cancer in India
Role of diet – How antioxidants play a role in protecting our body from cancer
Article on "Breast Cancer and Inflammation-Role of Diet"
by Dr. Lopamudra Das Roy, Founder and President, Breast Cancer Hub Foundation
Exercise & how it helps in cancer – Scientific perspective
Stress & its role in cancer
myths & truths
Will bring into limelight all the myths associated with Breast Cancer – bringing before you the Truths, authenticated by data & publications – Stay tuned!
self breast exams
Breast Cancer Hub produced Self Breast Exams card in collaboration with Male Breast Cancer Coalition http://malebreastcancercoalition.org/, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health https://sarahcannon.com/; https://hcamidwest.com/; and Kurlbaum Illustration; in simple words for both women and men. Breast Cancer Hub will distribute the cards free and the cards will be available in local languages to reach all the segments.
"On June 9th, 2018, I reached out to my Indian network of friends and family across the world, via WhatsApp groups requesting to help with translation of Breast Self Exam (BSE) cards from English to Indian languages so that we can reach out to the population of India who cannot read or understand English. I am sincerely thankful to those who volunteered to help in the translation, and proof reading. Thank you so much for your time and efforts! Without you, the Indian Languages BSE cards would not have been possible!! More languages in the process!
Thank you, Peggy Miller from Male Breast Cancer Coalition, for building the final cards!”
—Lopamudra Das Roy, Founder of Breast Cancer Hub
DOWNLOAD THE SELF BREAST EXAM CARD
breast cancer stories
MALE BREAST CANCER
India outreach-Shock & Surprise that Men can have Breast Cancer too
India Outreach-June 27-August 22, 2018
Breast Cancer in Men in India
Breast Cancer Hub is a global network and addresses both women and men Breast Cancer. With regard to Men Breast Cancer, we are collaborating with Male Breast Cancer Coalition.
In India, the scenario of Breast Cancer survival in women is less compared to the US. So, when we bring Male Breast Cancer in picture, the situation is worse. During my India outreach, I am meeting women and men from both urban and rural sectors. There is a reaction of surprise and shock that Men can have Breast Cancer too! Those who are from Medical background are aware of the situation but in general, the scenario is that Men hardly know that they can get Breast Cancer!
During this trip of India, my goal is to help people of India, to pass on the message that not only women but men can have breast cancer too! I am distributing free of cost the Breast Self Exam cards that we produced in collaboration with Male Breast Cancer Coalition and Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health. I am very proud and happy that the acceptance of the Breast self exam cards and the eagerness to learn more about Breast cancer in Men is very positive, and I am trying to convince that if any man is detected with Breast cancer, he is not alone. There is a huge non profit foundation in US – Male Breast Cancer Coalition working relentlessly and trying to reach out and help anyone associated with Male Breast health. Please come together and help Man with Breast Cancer fight the disease!!
Interview with Dr. Geeta Manjunath on Male Breast Cancer scenario in India
Interview with Mr. Devarajan Kalladan, discussions about Male Breast Cancer in India
Faces of Male Breast Cancer Awareness: BRET MILLER
Male Breast Cancer Coalition's Mission
The Male Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), a not-for-profit patient advocacy organization, brings everyone together to educate the world about male breast cancer.
When diagnosed with breast cancer at age 24, Bret promised his surgeon no man would ever feel alone when hearing the words, “You have breast cancer.” After a very close friend’s husband was diagnosed with breast cancer, Cheri began her mission to end the stigma and feelings of abandonment associated with a male breast cancer diagnosis. As a result of a connection made on Facebook, together Bret and Cheri formed The Male Breast Cancer Coalition in 2014.
MBCC shares stories from male breast cancer survivors all over the world. Learn more here and find resources for men and their families navigating through what is usually a women’s only club. MBCC also honors lives lost in the “In Memoriam” section.
We are on a mission to build awareness through the wisdom and experiences of survivors. We visit high schools and colleges around the country sharing journeys and educating audiences. Our survivors want students to know every individual is his/her own best advocate for their bodies. We participate in events around the world to raise awareness of male breast cancer. We attend conferences, so we can become more knowledgeable and advocate. Until we educate everyone, including the medical community concerning the need for more testing and clinical trials focusing on men with breast cancer, our mission continues to be an uphill battle.
We want people to be informed. Breast cancer does not discriminate and we want everyone to know “Men Have Breasts Too.”
We Are The Male Breast Cancer Coalition.
Bret, Cheri, Peggy and Bob
As Peggy always says, “Together we will change the world.”
in memoriam: MARLYN WASHBURN
Marlyn's wife Patricia Washburn recounts the story of her husband, who sadly passed from breast cancer in 2017.
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