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Filipina Health Breast Cancer

Asian Hospital and Medical Center’s Breast Center

Filipina Health Breast Cancer

According to Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO),  3 out of 100 filipino women are expected to get breast cancer in her life-time.  This is the highest in 13 asian countries.   Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among asian women in the United States.  In the US, filipino women are most likely to die since they do less preventative maintenance.  They do less mammograms and check ups than other Asian American women.

The Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART) worked with the American Cancer Society Hawai‘i-Pacific Corporation (ACS) to work together to inform filipino women of the risks.  AANCART also worked with Hawai‘i Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) to inform filipino women of there risks to cervical cancers and not treating it in time.  They also helped enroll women in treatment programs.

Lack of health insurance and lack of regular health check ups makes filipinas more at risk for not only cancer, but also high cholesterol and heart problems.  All women should get a checkup especially for breast cancer at age 35 and again at 40.

According to Hawai‘i Cancer Facts and Figures 2003–2004 the statistics among Asian women in getting seen for cancer at the late stage was 34.9% of Filipino women compared to 29% of Chinese women and 22.4% of Japanese women.

Asian Hospital and Medical Center’s Breast Center
Asian Hospital and Medical Center’s Breast Center

In the Philippines breast cancer is now the most prevalent form of cancer (beating lung cancer).  Breast cancer is the third leading cause of death in Philippines.

In order to reduce the risks of breast cancer in the Philippines the Asian Hospital and Medical Center’s Breast Center (AHMC) was built in Manila as a one stop shop for breast cancer treatment.

 

Yuri Sincero
Yuri Sincero

My name is Yuri Sincero I am a part-time writer and full-time marketing student at Cebu Institute of Technology. My passion is cooking & singing, but have been getting into blogs and Search Engine Optimization. I am in Cebu city, but will be moving to the US soon. Follow me on Google+ and Facebook.

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what does pinay mean

what-does-pinay-mean

What does pinay mean ?

Pinay is referring to a filipino woman. Pinoy refers to a filipino man and or generally used term in tagalog to address all filipinos.

what does pinay mean
what does pinay mean

The words Pinay & Pinoy is actually slang that comes from the last four letters of the word filipino adding a “y”.  The slang became popular with the song by Florante song “Akoy isang Pinoy”(“I am a Pinoy”).   Sometimes the slang “noypi” is used.  Noypi is a derivative of “pinoy”.  According to, Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon’s book, Little Manila Is In the Heart, The Making of the Filipina, the word Pinoy/Pinay comes from Filipino-American’s calling themselves ‘pinoy or ‘pinay.

Yuri Sincero
Yuri Sincero

My name is Yuri Sincero I am a part-time writer and full-time marketing student at Cebu Institute of Technology. My passion is cooking & singing, but have been getting into blogs and Search Engine Optimization. I am in Cebu city, but will be moving to the US soon. Follow me on Google+ and Facebook.

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Is coconut oil good for your hair

benefits of coconut milk
benefits of coconut milk
benefits of coconut oil

Is coconut oil good for your hair?

Coconut oil for hair is very beneficial.  The oil essence from the Coconut milk is effective for a healthier hair.  There is a method of extracting the coconut oil from the coconut milk.  Coconut oil is one of the natural way in preserving the hair of filipina beauties. It is the best treatment in healing the hair’s split ends and damaged strands from hair dye. Pinays love styling their hair using unnatural chemical products that destroy the growth and the natural smoothness of their hair.  The thought that hair chemicals help preserve the beauty of hair is wrong.

It only makes it to appear nice on the outside but does not make the hair healthy from the inside.

Although extracting the coconut oil is a longer process, it is so beneficial and it keeps the hair healthy without treatment for months.

Is coconut oil good for your hair
Is coconut oil good for your hair

How to extract coconut oil:

1. Put the grated coconut in a big bowl. Pour half cup of water.

2. Using your hands, press the grated coconut many times until u see the milk coming out.

3. Use a strainer or a nylon cloth to separate the coconut milk .

4.In a pan, pour the coconut milk, a few drops of lemon and one sachet of conditioner. Any brands will do but Creamsilk damage repair (blue packaging)is good too. Stir it.

5. Warm it up for 1 minute in a low heat.  Let it cool. Apply it into your hair using a cotton ball. After the process, wrap the hair with the hair cap and leave it for an hour or more.

For best result, leave the coconut milk overnight in a normal temperature and by the next day the coconut oil is ready for hair application. This method of treatment absorbs into the hair fast.

 

Yuri Sincero
Yuri Sincero

My name is Yuri Sincero I am a part-time writer and full-time marketing student at Cebu Institute of Technology. My passion is cooking & singing, but have been getting into blogs and Search Engine Optimization. I am in Cebu city, but will be moving to the US soon. Follow me on Google+ and Facebook.

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Social Issues

philippines women

philippines women

Most of the philippines women are expected to care for her entire family often before she is fully an adult.  It’s not uncommon for her to be a very young single mother with virtually no support from anyone including her own government.

philippines women
philippines women

Philippine’s women receive very little support from Philippine government.  This lack of support has left them as poor single mothers trapped to fend for themselves in an overpopulated country.  Men have no obligation to care for the children they help bring into the world.  Since there is no law to force men to take responsibility for their kids financially, Philippine women are left with the full burden of the responsibility while the men often find another woman.

The Catholic church has a huge influence on the Philippine’s women.  Women of the Philippine’s do not have a choice on whether or not they give birth.  Abortion is illegal and strongly discouraged even for victims of rape and/or incest which happens a lot compared to many other developing countries.

The lack of guidance and support of the Philippine’s women has pushed many of them to seek work and relationships outside of the Philippines.  Filipinas look for opportunities in other countries.  They often work overseas to feed their kids.  And usually they must support not only their kids but their entire family.

 

Yuri Sincero
Yuri Sincero

My name is Yuri Sincero I am a part-time writer and full-time marketing student at Cebu Institute of Technology. My passion is cooking & singing, but have been getting into blogs and Search Engine Optimization. I am in Cebu city, but will be moving to the US soon. Follow me on Google+ and Facebook.

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