We Stand Together hosts event for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (includes video story)

The World Health Organization has established October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote understanding and cooperation for this condition’s early diagnosis and treatment.

With prevention, early detection, accurate diagnosis and access to appropriate medication, the outlook and chances of curing this condition improve.

Early breast cancer detection is possible. Early diagnosis enhances a patient’s health and chances of survival.

Cynthia Benavides, a breast cancer survivor, said, “My specific case was early detection, so I was able to get it treated and it hadn’t spread.”

Breast self-examination is a tool that aids in prevention and enables women to become familiar with their bodies and alert to changes in them.

Abdul Djabbour is a Digital Communications Media and Journalism with a Social Media and E-Marketing minor student at Florida International University. He has a passion for the media, he’s a writer for PantherNow and he would like to be a TV anchor or reporter to inform and give a voice to his community.

Ivette is currently pursuing a masters in Spanish Journalism and Communications at Florida International University, and is also culminating her micro-masters in Supply Chain Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While she has over ten years of experience in business, she recently decided to pursue her passion of journalism. Ivette enjoys writing about economy, social issues, and entrepreneurship among other topics.