Patcha Foundation eNewsletter March 2017
The Patcha Foundation eNewsletter                        Issue 46, March 2017

Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer, but it doesn't have to be.Thanks to improvements in prevention, early detection, and treatment, more than a million people in the US count themselves as survivors of colon or rectum cancer (also called colorectal cancer). Get the Facts

Natioanl Nutrition Month 2017National Nutrition Month

Learn to make informed food choices and develop sound eating habits. 

WHO: Two thirds of all cancer deaths occur in Africa, Asia
To commemorate World Cancer Day 2017, WHO indiacted that there are over 8.8 million deaths from cancer yearly and two-thirds occur in Africa and Asia. “The situation for pathology services was even more challenging..."  Read More

Africa: Want to Prevent Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer? Get Moving... Now!
Tired, lazy, bored, laying down long hours watching TV or seated checking your email? Wrong. And dangerous: not enough exercise contributes to cancer, diabetes, depression and other non-communicable diseases..   Read More 

96 percent of the world’s genetic data is from white people — here’s how we change that
genomics developing world  group of diverse hands together joining conceptThere are more than 3 billion people including Africans who do not contribute sufficient genomic data. To deliver any precision medicine programs in these countries means that pharmaceutical and medical companies need to have that data. Read More

National Kidney Month
This month, give your kidneys a second thought and a well-deserved checkup. Kidney disease is significantly under diagnosed and excessive protein in the urine, which can be easily detected with a simple lab test, is one of the earliest signs of kidney damage Rate Your Risk Quiz

The Atanga Kidney Foundation and the IYA Foundation are raising awareness of kidney disease and the need for regular screening in Cameroon.
the IYA Foundation
The Iya FoundationPromoting chronic kidney disease education, awareness, early detection and organ donation.
In hue of the rising population of African migrants suffering from kidney disease, The Iya Foundation, through its program The Iya Project Kidney Disease Awareness Program (TIP-KAP), is designed to identify members in this community at high risk for kidney disease; develop community based approaches for improving detection and control, and educate individuals and professionals for best practices for early detection and treatment. Find out More

March 9 is WORLD KIDNEY DAYget involved. #MOVE4KIDNEYS
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/prevention, Early detection and Care (CASEC).
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Information presented in this eNewsletter is for awareness and educational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. The Patcha Foundation has no control over the linked content from third party sites and accepts no responsibility or liability for errors, omissions or article content. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.

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