Breast cancer

Photos from the 3rd Annual Pink Dinner

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The 3rd Annual Pink dinner was organized by the Alemtsehay Breast Cancer Foundation to honor the courageous Cancer survivors who have been helping other women and family affected by Breast Cancer and other types of cancers in our community. This year we honored the powerful and inspirational Alemtsehay Wedajo. There was poetry, drama, laughter, motivational speeches, and […]

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The 3rd Annual Cancer Awareness Conference

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  Alemtsehay Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) is a nonprofit 501c exempt organization whose sole purpose is to help Ethiopian women abroad and at home who are burdened with financial needs to access screening, diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer.  ABCF is also dedicated to guide Ethiopian women to optimal health through increased awareness about breast […]

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Fighting Breast Cancer In Ethiopia

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Tikur Anbessa (Black Lion) Hospital Black Lion Hospital is the largest general public hospital in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia is a landlocked East African nation with an estimated land area of 1.1 million square kilometers. It is the third most populous country in Africa with a population of 79 million—of whom 80 percent live in rural […]

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Breast Cancer Info: Frequently Asked Questions

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As shared on www.ethiopianlady.com: Q. How common is breast cancer? A. There are over 212,000 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the USA each year. In Canada the figure is 20,500, Australia 13,000 and in the UK the figure is 41,000. I could not find any statistics for Ethiopia, but overall, one woman in every […]

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Addressing Breast Cancer in Ethiopia

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As originally shared by Albert Einstein College of Medicine: When Dr. Carol Harris arrived for an early morning meeting this summer at Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, dozens of weary patients and their families huddled together in dark stairwells, or on wooden benches lining the hallways outside the dimly lit oncology ward. One […]