About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a type of cancer where cells in the breast tissue divide and grow without normal control. It is a widespread and random disease, striking women and men of all ages and races. It is the most prevalent cancer in the world today, with about 1.3 million people diagnosed annually. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, and at this time, there is no cure.
But there is hope. Thanks to heightened awareness, early detection through screening, improved treatment methods and increased access to breast health services, people have a greater chance of survival than ever before.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure national website, komen.org, offers comprehensive information about breast cancer risk factors, early detection and screening, diagnosis and treatment. Developed in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health, the site offers a one-stop resource for all the latest information on the disease.
Are you a breast cancer patient or survivor?
You may qualify to receive acupuncture treatments at no charge to you -
Apply for the Susan G. Komen funded
“Acupuncture & Breast Cancer: Reducing Side Effects, Alleviating Stress, Improving Well-Being” Project.
Click here to open PDF Application form
to print, fill out and mail. If you do not have access to a printer, you may call 664-3739, leave your name, complete address, phone number and we will be happy to mail you an application.
Please submit ASAP to be considered, you must be able to receive treatments at the Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu on Tuesdays or Fridays.
This is made possible by a grant by the Susan G. Komen Hawaii Affiliate.
You can read more about Jayne’s grant here:
Acupuncture for Breast Cancer Patients - Honolulu Magazine - August 2011 - Hawaiihttp://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/August-2011/Acupuncture-for-Breast-Cancer-Patients/