DORAL, FL – South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC) held last Friday, October 14, 2022, its Annual Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awereness Lunch & Panel Discussion at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.
Presented by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of University of Miami Health System and coordinated by SFLHCC’s President, Liliam Lopez, the event aimed at bringing awareness on breast and ovarian cancer prevention with the participation of panelists Nilza Kallo, M.D., Diagnostic Radiology Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; Marilyn Huang, M.D., Gynecologic Oncology Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Juan Rodolfo Mella, M.D., and Bert Moreno, M.D., Chief Medical Officer CareMax.
During the panel, in which guests dressed with inspirations of pink to support the breast cancer survivors heroes, experts provided attendees with great insights and strived to make a difference by talking about the importance of screening and early detection to save lives with the purpose of spreading the word and move the needle towards finding a cure to these diseases that have affected too many people.
According to the National Cancer Institute, there were 287,850 estimated new cases of breast cancer in females in 2022, while there were 19,880 estimated new cases of ovarian cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer women face today and it is believed 1 in 8 women may develop breast cancer over her lifetime. Although ovarian cancer is less common, there are risk factors and symptoms that women must be aware of in order to prevent this scourge.
Doral Family Journal was present during the networking event, that held roughly 400 people, as sponsor media outlet and also as partner of the Doral Chapter.