Breast health session at the university

POSTED: 05/25/16 6:51 PM


St. Maarten News – Collective Preventation Services (CPS) and the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) in collaboration with the Positive Foundation host a breast cancer awareness information session entitled “Breast Health and Abnormalities” this evening at the university on Pond Island from 6 to 8 p.m.

During this event, a risk calculation will be conducted for participants who are interested in knowing their risk factor. Participants will learn about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, what can be done to decrease the risk, the importance and steps of doing breast self-examinations and the steps to take if one does have a suspicious finding.

Presentations and risk factor calculations will be done by Dr. Britta Haydel, a graduate of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, who has thoroughly researched breast health and abnormalities. Dr. Haydel along with a number of students from AUC are pleased to share this information with St. Maarten.

Early detection is still our best protection, says Shelly Alphonso, President of the Positive Foundation. Earlier diagnosis coupled with advances in treatment has led to better outcomes and longer survival for women with breast cancer.

For information contact CPS at 542 30 03 or 542 20 78, call the Positive Foundation at 580 96 58 or visit

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