Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Breast cancer detection in South America and Africa

I saw a fascinating story on PBS this week about efforts to reduce death during childbirth in Haiti. The piece, which was shot before the earthquake, showed how progress can be achieved in raising the standard of women's health care in a developing nation. The program would have been uplifting, except of course, much of the work was undone by the earthquake.

Since we have been working on Loop, I have been drawn to learn more about how the detection and treatment of breast cancer differs around the world, and what is being done to help.
This story from the Voice of America news about a Harvard University program caught my eye.

1 comment:

  1. Medical diagnosis of a breast cancer patient usually experience lump near the underarm or breast, a sudden change in breast size and bloody discharge from the nipple. It is really important for women to detect such symptoms to treat it accordingly as early as possible.