DPA staff take part in awareness session on breast cancer | 23 October 2019
To celebrate cancer awareness month, the staff of the Department of Public Administration (DPA) took part in an awareness session on breast cancer held yesterday morning at the National House.
The chairman of the wellness and health social committee at DPA, Marie-Antoine Gilbert, said that every year for cancer awareness month they organise activities to create awareness on cancer.
“Every year our wellness committee organises this kind of awareness session with the aim to sensitise our workers on cancer,” said Ms Gilbert.
Part of the activity included issuing employees with the pink ribbon which is the international symbol for cancer, the employees were also asked to make a small contribution that will go towards the Cancer Concern Association.
The session, which was attended by both male and female employees, included discussion on detecting the early signs of breast cancer as well as the different ways you can self-examine yourself in the mirror.
The attendees also learned about the different types of breast cancer as well as the different treatments.
Myths about breast cancer were also discussed one of which being the fact that breast cancer only affect women which is not true as it can affect both men and women so it is important that we all take precaution and be more vigilant.