Last night marked the first of a series of community meetings designed to increase awareness of breast cancer. The forums have been around for 20 years and the goal is that, if you keep hearing about it, you’ll stay vigilant about checking for it.
About 35 people attended this forum at the Savannah United Church Hall, where they heard Doctor Andrew Robinson talk about signs, symptoms and how early detection is lifesaving for a disease that continues to be life-threatening. Coupons to get mammograms were handed out as well. Although the attendance was primarily females, three men were in the audience hearing that breast cancer claims both male and female victims.
“Persons are more educated and more aware and therefore, from our talks and our meetings and the literature we give them, they become more aware of what is happening with their bodies and therefore they are able to catch breast cancer no longer at stage four but at stage one,” said President of Grand Cayman’s Lion Club, Maureen Robinson.
“More men should be involved in breast cancer, come out to the meetings and see what’s going on,” said Attendee, Fred Seymour.
Tomorrow morning at 9am is Pilates for Pink, an annual event at the Arc at Camana Bay, to raise money for the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, so they can provide assistance to patients and their families who are currently dealing with cancer.