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Fighting Prostate Cancer in Times of COVID-19

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Hello! My name is Migdonia and I belong to the -UNIÓN DE LUCHA CONTRA EL CÁNCER- ( UNION TO FIGHT CANCER) Section Buenaventura in Colombia.

Our mission is to contribute to the prevention and timely detection of cancer through educational campaigns and timely attention to the community, supported by effort, solidarity and social sensitivity.

Due to COVID-19, medical care for the population has been put aside, especially those who are in vulnerable conditions, which has been affected in the treatment and / or control of existing pathologies.

Fighting Prostate Cancer in Times of COVID-19

Prostate cancer is a silent disease that can be present 10, 20 and up to 30 years before presenting symptoms.

In Buenaventura because it is a black region, which is one of the main risk factors that has made this disease the first cause of death in men over 50 years of age.

It important to notice that Buenaventura has the highest poverty rates in the country. In addition, as it's a port, the population of the entire Pacific coast converges where they also seek medical attention, a situation that is affected by the lack of highly complex hospitals.

Our Goal

With this project we want to reduce deaths from prostate cancer through training sessions for the early detection of prostate cancer and timely medical care specialized in urology for 300 men over 50 years of age in vulnerable conditions (displaced persons, victims of the armed conflict, deprived of liberty and low-income) with taking tests of prostate antigen (PSA), rectal examination (RT) and transrectal ultrasound of the prostate when required, allowing timely care, detection, diagnosis and treatment of men from Bunevaventura and those of its surroundings.

How would the raised funds help?

The funds raised in this project will be used in the following way:

- Carrying out educational prevention days

- Consultations with a urologist

- Prostate antigen (PSA) examinations, digital rectal examination (RT) and transrectal ultrasound of the prostate (the latter for those patients who require it, that is, for the prevention, detection and early care of prostate cancer).

- Follow-up and accompaniment of patients who are detected with this type of disease or with a high incidence of presenting.

Your help and solidarity is essential to be able to provide the necessary medical care to these 300 men who, otherwise, will not have a chance to receive it.

Thank you very much in advance for your attention and collaboration.

We would also appreciate a maximum diffusion of this project in order to reach as many people as possible.

Thank you very much!

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