South Florida Hispanic Breast Cancer Chamber of Commerce
DORAL, FL – The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC) hosted its annual Breast and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Luncheon and Roundtable on Friday, October 14, 2022 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables .
Presented by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Health System and coordinated by SFLHCC President Liliam Lopez, the event aimed to raise awareness of breast and ovarian cancer prevention with the participation of panelists Nilza Kallo, MD, Diagnostic Radiology Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; Marilyn Huang, MD, Gynecologic Oncology Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Juan Rodolfo Mella, MD, and Bert Moreno, MD, CareMax Chief Medical Officer.
During the panel, where guests dressed in pink inspirations to support breast cancer survivor heroes, experts provided attendees with big ideas and strived to make a difference by talking about the importance from screening and early detection to save lives to spreading the word and moving the needle towards finding a cure for 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 women in 2022, while there were 19,880 estimated new cases of ovarian cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer facing women today and it is believed that one in 8 women could develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Although ovarian cancer is less common, there are risk factors and symptoms that women should be aware of in order to prevent this scourge.
Doral Family Journal was present at the networking event, which was attended by approximately 400 people, as a media sponsor and also as a partner of the Doral Chapter.