Breast Specialist Clinical Breast Examination During October Breast Cancer Consciousness Month
During the Breast Cancer Consciousness Month in October every year, we see a lot of hospitals and diagnostic centers enticing the female population to undergo mammography and ultrasound of the breasts. Business promotion is obviously the main reason for the private institutions. The other reason is topromote awareness of breast cancer as a disease and the need to pay attention to it in terms of checking whether a person has it or not.
Rarely, or with less emphasis, do I see activities in private institutions enticing the female population to undergo a clinical breast examination by a breast specialist.
I personally feel there should be more of the activities on “Breast Specialist Clinical Breast Examination” during the Breast Cancer Consciousness Month every October, both in private and government health care institutions.
I have done this before, circa 2006, when the residents of the Department of Surgery of Ospital ng Manila Medical Center and I would go to Manila City Hall and Philippine Tourism Authority to conduct lectures on breast cancer awareness followed by clinical breast examinations on interested employees of these two government institutions.
I will see if I can resume such kind of an activity and promote this again.
Dr. Rex Mendoza, my classmate, gave me this feedback which prompted me to proceed.
“You are absolutely right, Rey. Breast examination should be promoted first before the tests. The urologists have been successful in this regard. The Digital Rectal Examination is the first thing that men think of when it comes to prostate screening.”
Here you are.
This is my Corporate Social Responsibility Project during the October Breast Cancer Consciousness Month.
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