Lions host breast cancer awareness session

The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens
featured several speakers at its third Breast Cancer Awareness District meeting
at the Sir John A. Cumber Hall, in West Bay on Thursday, October 14.

The presenters were Dr. Elizabeth
McLaughlin, head of emergency section at the Cayman Islands Health Services,
and Oscar Tercilla, a visiting physician from Doral, Florida, and guest of the
Cayman Islands Cancer Society.

Dr. McLaughlin highlighted risk
factors for breast cancer and cautioned women to look for signs and symptoms of
the disease. She urged guests to use early detection methods such as mammography,
self-examination, and clinical breast examination. In addition, she urged the
guests to maintain a healthy lifestyle, seek support when needed, enjoy the
beauty of nature and generally enjoy life.

Co–presenter Dr. Tercilla
highlighted the 21st century treatment of breast cancer – radiotherapy. This
new treatment deals with breast conservation. 
“If the disease is detected early, the breast can more than likely be
saved,” Dr. Tercilla said.


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