Patcha Foundation eNewsletter January 2017
The Patcha Foundation eNewsletter                        Issue 44, January 2017
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
so shout out that cervical cancer IS preventable! #cervicalhealthmonth           Find out more
On February 4th every year, World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. The ‘We can. I can.’ campaign explores how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.

On World Cancer Day 2017 let's pledge that together ‘We can. I can.’ make a difference in the fight against cancer. #WeCanICan  Find out more 
January is National Radon Action Month 
Radon is a cause of lung cancer. Test your home today.  Get the facts.
 Go here for more information 

Donate your gently worn and new wigs to cancer patients.
Your donation is tax deductible.

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Urinary Test for HPV Could Offer Noninvasive Cervical Cancer Screening
Image result for urinary hpv testingTesting for human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in urine could be an extremely accurate and noninvasive way to exclude the possibility of such infections and screen for cervical cancer. The urinary testing includes HPV types not included in vaccines.  Read More 

Africa’s growing and neglected cancer problem: We will all suffer
When Uganda’s only radiation treatment machine broke down it provoked widespread public criticism and left an estimated 30,000 new cancer patients stranded.  Yet the lack of adequate cancer care was hardly unique in the region: 80 percent of Africa’s one billion people have no access to radiotherapy although half of all cancer patients need it.. Read More

HPV Vaccine Recommendations Updated to Include Males
Image result for hpv for malesAlmost everyone who is not vaccinated will get HPV at some time in their lives, and most will never know it. HPV is transmitted through sexual contact.  Some types of HPV can cause genital warts, while other types can lead to cancer.  Almost all cervical cancer is caused by HPV. The virus has also been linked to cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus, and throat..  Read More 
Dr. Thomas Welty and Dr. Edie Welty
This husband and wife have volunteered with the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) for 14 years as program managers and physicians.  Thomas's work is primarily focused on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, supporting a large program for prevention of mother to child HIV which has tested over 600,000 pregnant women and provided prophylaxis to mothers who are positive.  Edie works primarily with the Women’s Health Program (WHP). which offers cervical and breast cancer screening , family planning services, and treatment of reproductive health infections.  Read more from the post on the Basic Health International (BHI) webpage  Link to BHI Webpage   

CBCHS provides breast and cervical screening and treatment services during the Patcha Foundation CASEC Medical Missions to CameroonLink to Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services Webpage
Make Prevention Your Priority

Say NO to Cancer

Go Here to Understand Your Cancer Risk
Go Here for Screening Guidelines


Please support the CASEC programs including the medical mission to Cameroon.
Your $50.00 donation can pay for consultation and basic screening for one person.  


Our Goal: To reduce the impact of cancer on African communities in diaspora and on the continent.
Mission Statement: Contribute effectively and efficiently to improvement of the community's health, focusing on increasing Cancer Awareness, Screening, Early detection and Care (CASEC).
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