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4 Local Organizations for Breast Cancer to Support

  • Women Specific


Cancer, in general, is unpleasant. But did you know that breast cancer specifically is the most common type of cancer for women in the Philippines? According to a study done by the Philippine Statistics Authority and the Department of Health, it was determined that 3 out of 100 Filipina women will be diagnosed with this deadly disease at some point in their life.

According to the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, the Philippines had the highest incidence of breast cancer among all 197 nations in February 2017.

There are many organizations and businesses in the Philippines that are committed to supporting breast cancer patients and their families. Here are some you should know about!

1. The Philippine Foundation for Breast Care, Inc. (PFBCI), also known as Kasuso, is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that provides financial assistance to indigent breast cancer patients undergoing treatment in government hospitals. They also provide emotional support to patients and their families, as well as promote public awareness of breast cancer prevention. 

2. Founded in 1999, ICanServe Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that aims to arm women with breast health care and breast cancer information. The foundation hopes to help men and women make informed decisions about their future. ICanServe advocates early breast cancer detection through high-impact information campaigns and community-based screening programs. 

The foundation provides education on breast cancer risks, signs and symptoms, and early detection methods such as self-breast examination and clinical breast examination. ICanServe also offers support for breast cancer patients and survivors, as well as their families and caregivers. 

For more information or inquiries, visit www.icanservefoundation.org, send a message to info@icanservefoundation.org, or contact 02.636.5578. With your support, ICanServe can continue its work in providing breast cancer education and support to the Filipino community.

3. The Philippine Cancer Society (PCS) is a private, non-profit organization that has been fighting cancer since 1956. Their goal is to advance knowledge about cancer, fight the spread of the disease, and bring relief to those afflicted with cancer. They carry out this goal by building awareness of cancer prevention through means such as booklets, videos, lectures, and conferences. 

They also provide cancer-screening services such as breast examinations, pap smears, and mammography, among others that people can look into getting for themselves. The PCS is always trying to reach out and help as many people as possible in their journey against cancer. 

For more information or inquiries, you can visit philcancer.org.ph, send a message to pcsi@philcancer.org.ph or contact 8.734.2707. 

4. The Philippine Breast Cancer Society believes that breast cancer can be a life-wasting disease that affects the whole person as well as the families and communities around her or him. They believe that the disease can be most effectively managed if people work hand in hand for the benefit of breast cancer awareness. Founded in 2009, the organization envisions a multidisciplinary network of medical professionals, support groups, and advocates working together for the breast cancer community in the country.

For more information, visit the Philippine Breast Cancer Society on Facebook send a message to pbcs_2009@yahoo.com, or contact 523.7205.

These are just some of the many organizations and businesses in the Philippines that are committed to supporting breast cancer patients and their families. If you would like to help make a difference in the lives of those affected by this disease, please consider supporting one or more of these organizations. Together, we can make a difference!

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