Among Filipino women, the breast is the most common site for a cancer diagnosis. According to the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology, three out of 100 Filipino women will get breast cancer before age 75 and one out of 100 will die before reaching age 75. This makes the Philippines the country with the greatest number of incidences of breast cancer among Asian countries.
“Breast cancer remains a national health priority in the Philippines and we believe that proper education and awareness on this matter is one of the best ways for prevention and recovery,” said Rahul Hora, AXA Philippines president and CEO.
With this, AXA Philippines, one of the leading insurance providers in the country, will be holding “United We Fight Breast Cancer,” an online webinar on October 31 at 10:30 AM via Zoom (webinar link: http://bit.ly/
The webinar will feature health professional, Andrew Sokolov, MS, RN, director for care management services at Preferred Global Health who will discuss breast cancer prevention, updates on the disease and how to provide support for a loved one battling the disease amid these challenging times.
Also speaking at the webinar will be breast cancer survivor Peachy Felix and her husband, Dr. Kennard Felix, chairman of the department of otorhinolaryngology at a local medical center, are scheduled to share their experience and insights as a family on how to come out stronger when faced with this disease.
As the world marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this online seminar is just one of the many efforts of AXA Philippines to raise awareness and provide proper education on the disease.
Aside from encouraging a healthy lifestyle and having regular checkups, AXA Philippines also offers an extensive portfolio of health insurance products, including MyLifeChoice Health, Health Start, Health Start Lite, Health MaX, and Global Health Access that can offer you and your family protection from life-threatening illnesses based on your needs and budget. These health insurance plans cover critical illnesses, including cancer, stroke, and heart attack.