Breast Cancer lecture and walk on Saba took place on Tuesday, October 29, writes The Daily Herald.
The event was organised by Saba University School of Medicine (SUSOM) together with the Lions Club on Saba. The event started in Windwardside at the Eugenius Johnson Centre where second semester SUSOM students made a presentation on breast cancer.
Dr. Ramona Dumitrescu welcomed everyone and introduced the students, emphasizing the benefit of this type of experience for both the students and Saban community. The lecture included a description of normal and cancerous cells, the statistical data on breast cancer incidence and mortality around the world and in particular in the Caribbean. The main breast cancer risk factors, especially family history of breast cancer and life style risk factors were described. Furthermore, preventive measures were described in details, including demonstrations on breast self-examination methods and evaluation of breast cancer nodules on anatomical models from SUSOM.