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Philippine Breast Cancer Network

Posted on August 11, 2015 | 1 Comment on Philippine Breast Cancer Network

Established in August 28th, 1997 by Rosa Francia-Meneses as a direct result of the 1st World Conference on Breast Cancer in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the Philippine Breast Cancer Network (PBCN) is the national network of breast cancer victims and fighters in the Philippines. It is a patient initiative, which maintains a patient’s point of view on the issue of breast cancer. We are enjoined to provide communication, support and information; to promote education and awareness; and to ensure an independent voice for Filipinos afflicted with breast cancer and at risk of getting afflicted. Breast cancer has rapidly risen in the entire archipelago, which is reported to have the highest incidence rate in Asia. Prior to the PBCN, there had been no organization or group whatsoever in the Philippines actively committed to the issue of breast cancer. The PBCN supports a preventive approach to eradicating breast cancer and believes that enough evidence exists to raise serious concern on the environmental link to breast cancer to make this a priority for investigation and evidence-based regulatory action. Corollary to this, government and industry must adhere to the Precautionary Principle – that of acting upon evidence rather than waiting for absolute proof. The medical profession must adhere to the patient’s Right to Informed Choice – that of full disclosure of all information and options and most importantly, total respect for her decision. Though it is not the PBCN’s wish for its ranks to increase, it undoubtedly will. Unlike other kinds of organizations, the PBCN looks forward to the day it will not anymore exist.
Location: Philippine Breast Cancer Network 29 Nicanor Reyes St. Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108 Philippines Tel. (632) 426-3197 Fax (632) 426-3202 Text line (0918) 908-PBCN

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  1. belinda rosete Reply
    11/03/11

    i have a sister who was diagnosed last december of stage 2 invasive intraductal breast cancer. last week of February the affected breast was removed..Now, she is advised to undergo chemotherapy for 12 sessions….Sobrang mahal po ng bayad sa chemotherapy.. tanong ko lang po sana kung puede syang magavail ng support from the PBCN…

    maraming salamat po…

    belinda

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