SCORA – BERKARYA (Bersatu Melawan Kanker Serviks dan Payudara)
Written by mcdcimsa, on November 3rd, 2019
Many patients in Indonesia are diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer. However, they are unaware of their condition or even if they are, they are usually diagnosed at a very late stage of cancer. Due to the late diagnoses, it is often hard for people to hey the medical attention they need. Indonesia’s awareness of breast and cervical cancer in Indonesia’s citizen are still poor. Especially for them who are women.
In honor of breast cancer awareness month in October, SCORA Universitas Pelita Harapan held an event called BERKARYA on Sunday October 27, 2019. SCORA Universitas Pelita Harapan did not work alone. Yet, are in collaboration with Yayasan Kanker Indonesia. BERKARYA stands for Bersatu Melawan Kanker Serviks dan Payudara. This event was meant to be focus on women in Indonesia since we are talking about the organs that are available in women and that women are more at risk to be diagnosed with breast and cervix cancer. The event was held on Puskesmas in Tangerang. Before anything starts, the head of this event gave out speech about the event itself. in hope to raise awareness of breast and cervical cancer, dr. Karla Kurnia from Yayasan Kanker Indonesia to speak about SADARI and SADANIS to remind women to check for abnormalities by themselves. SADARI and SADANIS, both are few of the ways for women to detect abnormalities around their breast to see if they could have breast cancer or not. SADARI itself stands for Pemeriksaan Payudara Sendiri and SADANIS stands for Pemeriksaan Payudara Klinis. This is done to provide women with information about themselves and when they should check their breast so that they are aware of what is going on in their own body.
Around 15 people came to the event on Sunday. They were enthusiastic about the topic. People who came to the event were also put into small groups so that they can discuss the materials that were given unto them during the seminar. To ask questions if they were still puzzled by what dr. Karla Kurnia said during the seminar. Next to the seminar given by dr Karla Kurnia, SCORA also gave a free IVA test that was facilitated by dr. Mitha, dr. Felicia and dr. Nathania. Before the IVA test was given unto the participant, snacks were distributed so that they do not go hungry. The IVA test went great, the results were great. Around 9 people took the test and all results came back negative for any symptoms of cervical cancer. After their check-up, they can go home.
SCORA hopes that this event will raise awareness in women about breast and cervical cancer. Next to it, we also hope that the education they got is not only for new knowledge but to be practiced and done to check their own bodies for precautions.