The Patcha Foundation eNewsletter                        Issue 36, April 2016
Celebrate Minority Health Month by attending one or both conferences below.
Health Observances This Month
National Cancer Control                           National Minority Health                    Testicular Cancer Awareness     
World Health Day (April 7) #diabetes               National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 10 −16)
National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (April 12–18)
Make Prevention Your Priority   Say NO to Cancer
Go Here to Understand Your Cancer Risk                  Go Here for Screening Guidelines
Alcohol and Cancer
Drinking alcohol can raise your cancer risk.
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      Cancer Breakthrough

British scientists believe they have identified the “Achilles’ heel” of cancer cells.
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Learn About Testicular Cancer
What you should know about finding it early, treatment and support, research and get involved
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Testicular Cancer in Africa
A 23-year-old Johannesburg man was “absolutely stunned and very scared” recently when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer...Although testicular cancer is relatively rare in the male population overall‚ it is one of the most common cancers occurring in younger men between the ages of 15 and 35.
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Cancer Control Month
Cancer Country Profiles
In order to combat the global epidemic of cancer and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), the WHO has created country profiles, the baseline for monitoring trends and to assess the progress of countries in addressing the epidemic..
Check these out
Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Plans
CCC plans address cancer burden as a significant public health challenge. They are blueprints for action and guide cancer control activities. 
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In honor of World Health Day, April 7, #diabetes, we are highlighting the great work of this foundation to fight diabetes and its related health issues within the Cameroon community on the continent and in the diaspora. Join them on April 16, 2016 for a diabetes awareness and fundraising gala Go here for more information. 

Go Here for the 2015 Medical Mission Report    
Go Here for the 2015 Medical Mission Pictures 
CASEC Information Exchange Conference 2015 - Report
Register for the 2016 Medical Mission



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



CASEC Information Exchange Conference  - April 21 
Global Health Catalyst Summit @ Harvard  - April 29-30 
Sierra Leone Diaspora Medical Mission to Bo District - June 1-10 
CASEC Medical Mission to Bana & Bangangte -June 20-24 
CASEC Walk to Fight and...WIN! USA -Sept 24 
CASEC Walk to Fight and...WIN! Cameroon -October 
CASEC Fundraising Gala - Oct. 8

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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