By Sulz, Dave on August 5, 2020.
Website stresses importance of early cancer screening for women
With the COVID-19 pandemic front and centre in the minds of most people, there’s concern that the importance of annual exams and early diagnosis for cancer has fallen by the wayside.
Enter #WomenWithWill, a special project highlighting stories of survivorship and women spearheading foundations to fight cancer.
The inspirational platform carried by AmoMama, a website which focuses on engaging and meaningful content for women, aims to help raise awareness among both the recently diagnosed as well as breast cancer survivors, encouraging donations to foundations and urging early detection through annual screenings. Providing a safe space for conversations on the platform via content and resources, this digital community touches upon the following current issues:
– How to deal with odontophobia;
– Living with Breast Cancer: How to Accept Your Diagnosis;
– How to tell a child that there is a cancer patient in the family;
– When to get tested for cancer and how to do it;
– Common Breast-Cancer-Related Fears;
– Personal experience: How I fight breast cancer;
– Fighting Breast Cancer: 5 Women Who Changed Society’s Attitude to Disease.
“Our goal is to help their stories reach and educate as many people as possible,” Edduin Carvajal, AmoMama’s correspondent and editor of the project, said in a news release. “It is the perfect opportunity to not only share the stories of breast cancer survivors and spread the word about the good deeds that breast cancer foundations do regularly, but also to educate people on this disease.”
Connie Dwyer of the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation added, “about one in eight women develop breast cancer over their lifetime, so we must always remind others to get yearly mammograms. Because the Connie Dwyer Breast Center serves underprivileged women, the community must be aware they can receive the breast care they need regardless of their economic status.”
The website is available in English, Spanish, French, and German. In 2020, the editors decided to highlight essential topics on the site that relate to every woman.