Breast checks how-to clinics

Monday August 24, 2020 Written by Published in Health
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Sessions starting tomorrow will coach women on how to check for breast cancers.

The Breast Cancer Foundation is working with the Cook Islands Family Welfare Association to hold self-breast examination clinics for women.

Due to Covid-19 and border closures, the annual mammography screening programme held in Rarotonga has been postponed.

But Foundation president Dawn Baudinet said this was a reminder for women to do a self-breast examination and be aware or detect any breast cancers early.

She encouraged women to be breast aware and to know how self-breast examinations are done.

Baudinet said the clinics would be held tomorrow, August 25, and next month on Monday, September 22, at the Cook Islands Family Welfare Association clinic in Tupapa. Both sessions are at 5pm.

She asked women who wanted to take part to contact the clinic on 23420 to make a booking.

The following month, the Foundation will not be out and about fundraising, with sausage sizzles and merchandise in October, the Breast Cancer Awareness month.

“We understand the economic hardship our country is going through and we do not wish to put any pressure on our community at that time,” she said.

The Foundation will raise awareness in October with the Pink Ribbons and donation boxes in selected retail outlets. “So, you can still contribute by wearing a Pink Ribbon during October as a reminder and to show your appreciation to this very important cause.”

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