Breast cancer, leading cancer incidence in the CNMI – Commonwealth Cancer Association

By Lori Lyn Lirio

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BREAST cancer is the leading cancer incidence in the CNMI, according to Commonwealth Cancer Association Board President Bo Palacios.

Nationally, Palacios said, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer of death in women and the chance of invasive breast cancer in a woman’s life is about one in eight. He added that according to the National Cancer Institute, an estimated 266,120 new cases of female breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2018 and 40,920 females will die from the disease.

Meanwhile, this prompted CCA member Malua Peters appealed to women to take care of themselves.

“We will beat this numbers of breast cancers if we take charge of our health. Love yourself and go to the hospital and have a checkup. Do not wait until you feel the pain.”

Peters said the breast cancer month proclamation last September by CNMI Governor Ralph DLG Torres aims increase awareness about breast cancer and the CCA’s goal is to decrease the number of cases.

“CCA will be aggressive in finding ways to go out and make sure that we do not see breast cancer increasing in the CNMI. Breast cancer comprises 29 percent of the cancer incidence in the CNMI. It is a public health concern. The CCA is involved in the outreach and education ofdifferent types of cancers, particularly breast cancer throughout the community and throughout the year. We want to thank the community for helping us achieve that goal,” Palacios said.

Recently, the CCA donated a total of US$10,394 to the CHCC mammography section to provide digital screening and diagnostic mammograms for all patients. The mammogram, an x-ray picture of the breast, is recognized as the most effective method of detecting breast changes that may be cancer long before physical symptoms can be seen or felt on women 40 years of age and older, stated in the proclamation.

Torres said his administration and the CHCC are finalizing the upgrading of all CHCC hospital equipment, including the mammogram.


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Lori Lyn Lirio
Lori Lyn C. Lirio is a veteran newshen having worked for the People's Journal Tonight for more than 10 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications degree from the Lyceum of the Philippines University. She currently writes for the Marianas Variety, Saipan's number one community paper. .

One Reply to “Breast cancer, leading cancer incidence in the CNMI – Commonwealth Cancer Association

  1. Few women question, or have questioned, what’s really behind the war on cancer and the endless calls for breast cancer awareness. Most people would be much smarter and better informed if they had awareness of what this movement or the war on cancer do NOT raise awareness about.

    Knowing that the most prominent cancer charities (Komen, American Cancer Society, etc) are large self-serving businesses instead of “charities” or that these groups suppress critical information on cancer, such as the known causes of cancer (instead they talk about “risk factors” of cancer) or that many “breast cancer survivors” are victims of harm instead of receivers of benefit, or that they’ve been intentionally misleading the ignorant public with deceptive cancer survival statistics, or that government health bodies such as the NIH are merely a pawns for corporate medicine, etc is a good start to get to the real truth (read this well referenced scholarly article’s afterword on the war on cancer: do a search engine query for “A Mammogram Letter The British Medical Journal Censored” by a published author of the Orthomolecular Medicine News organization, and scroll down to the afterword that addresses the phony ‘war on cancer’).

    The recognition that breast cancer awareness was started by these business interests is another piece of the real awareness about the pink ribbon cult and the traditional war on cancer. Or that the orthodox cancer business has been denouncing, suppressing and squashing a number of very effective and beneficial alternative cancer approaches (instead they sold you the lie that only their highly profitable/expensive, toxic conventional cancer treatments are relevant). You probably guessed why: effective, safe, inexpensive cancer therapies are cutting into the astronomical profits of the medical mafia’s lucrative treatments. That longstanding decadent activity is part of the fraud of the war on cancer.

    So, raising “awareness” about breast cancer or raising funds for the war on cancer have hardly any other function than to drive more unsuspecting people into getting more expensive and unnecessary tests (think mammography) and then, often, cancer treatments (chemo and radiation therapy).

    The reality is that the war on cancer has been and still is, by and large, a complete failure (read Dr. Guy Faguet’s ‘War on cancer,” Dr. Sam Epstein’s work, or Clifton Leaf’s book on this bogus ‘war’).

    Since the war on cancer began orthodox medicine hasn’t progressed in their basic highly profitable therapies: it still uses only highly toxic, deadly things like radiation, chemo, surgery, and drugs that have killed millions of people instead of the disease.

    As long as the official “war on cancer” is a HUGE BUSINESS based on expensive TREATMENTS/INTERVENTIONS of a disease instead of its PREVENTION, logically, they will never find a cure for cancer. The upcoming moonshot-war on cancer inventions, too, will include industry-profitable gene therapies of cancer treatment that are right in line with the erroneous working model of mechanistic reductionism of allopathic medicine. The lucrative game of the medical business is to endlessly “look for” a cure but not “find” a cure. Practically all resources in the phony ‘war on cancer’ are poured into treating cancer but almost none in the prevention of the disease. It’s proof positive that big money and a total lack of ethics rule the official medical establishment.

    The history of the pink ribbon movement and the alleged war on cancer is fraught by corruption, propaganda, and the hoodwinking of the unsuspecting public. The entire war on cancer is a disinformation campaign. The real war is on the unsuspecting public. Does anyone really think it’s a coincidence that double Nobel laureate Linus Pauling called the ‘war on cancer’ a fraud? If you look closer you’ll come to the same conclusion. But…politics and self-serving interests of the conventional medical cartel, and their allied corporate media (the mainstream fake news media), keep the real truth far away from the public at large. Or people’s own denial of the real truth.

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