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ACBF: Breast cancer awareness seminar in August

On 31 August, Action for Breast Cancer Foundation (ACBF), in collaboration with the Women’s National Team participated in a Seminar at the Westin Dragonara Hotel in St. Julian’s sponsored by Novartis.

The Breast awareness seminar was conducted by Elizabeth Vella and Shirley Fenech Imbroll, breast care nurses at Mater Dei Hospital.

In Malta an average of 250 to 300 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Although the incidence is higher in women aged between 50 and 60 years, all women are at risk. Due to ever increasing incidence it is vital that women are breast aware.

The purpose of this seminar was to highlight the basic knowledge associated with breast awareness, such as looking and feeling the breast and techniques of breast self-examination as well as increasing awareness of the risk factors associated with breast cancer.

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Last updated on 8 October 2013

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