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Japan With Kids - Forums: Health Topics: Breast Cancer
By Tonette Binsol on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 6:17 am:

Breast Cancer Prevention Awareness Seminar & Medical Mission
A Christmas Treat for Everyone



Dr. Kuniko Iihara
An associate professor of Kyorin University School of Medicine, and a
former JOCV member in the Philippines

Dr. Elvira Galang
A Breast Cancer Survivor from the Breast Cancer Society of Manila and
a Postdoc fellow at Ochanomizu University

Dr. Imelda Kondo
A medical volunteer and a professional at Schering - Japan

Dr. Raoul Canonero
A medical volunteer and fellow at Keio University with specialization
in Orthopedics

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Other nationalities (Sri Lankans, Indians,
Africans etc) are invited too!

Meguro Catholic Church Hall (Nearest Station: Meguro)

Wanted: Volunteer Efforts
- Nurse-volunteers
- Food Contribution for Potluck Lunch
- Bring mineral water and juices and paper cups
- Lend your weighing scale
- Bring tissue paper, napkins, tapes
- Lend pillows and blankets

If there are other medical practitioners out there who want to volunteer and for anyone who wants help, please contact Tonette Binsol, a Tulong Pinoy volunteer (, at mobile # 090-9367-3872 or e-mail ka.tonyang[at]

More about Breast Cancer of Society of Manila, Inc.

By Linda Gondo on Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 1:46 pm:

I normally don`t respond to emails asking you to resend to other people, however I think this one is an exception.My sister, a nurse, forwarded to me the following regarding Paget`s disease, a particularly nasty and misdiagnosed type of breast cancer. I thought it may help someone to pass it on:

Please forward to all of the women in your lives Mothers, daughters,sisters, aunts, friends, etc.
In November, a rare kind of breast cancer was found. A lady developed a rash on her breast, similar to that of young mothers who are nursing.
Because her mammogram had been clear, the doctor treated her with antibiotics for infections. After 2 rounds, it continued to get worse,so her doctor sent her for another mammogram. This time it showed a mass.
A biopsy found a fast growing malignancy. Chemo was started in order to shrink the growth; then a mastectomy was performed; then a full round of
Chemo; then radiation. After about 9 months of intense treatment, she was given a clean bill of health.
She had one year of living each day to its fullest. Then the cancer returned to the liver area. She took 4 treatments and decided that she wanted quality of life, not the after effects of Chemo. She had 5 great
months and she planned each detail of the final days. After a few days of needing morphine, she died. She left this message to be delivered to women everywhere:
Women, PLEASE be alert to anything that is not normal, and be persistent in getting help as soon as possible.
Paget's Disease: This is a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the outside of the breast, on the nipple and aureole It appeared as a rash,
which later became a lesion with a crusty outer edge. I would not have ever suspected it to be breast cancer but it was. My nipple never seemed
any different to me, but the rash bothered me, so I went to the doctor
for that. Sometimes, it itched and was sore, but other than that it didn't bother me. It was just ugly and a nuisance, and could not be cleared up with all the creams prescribed by my doctor and dermatologist
for the dermatitis on my eyes just prior to this outbreak. They seemed a little concerned but did not warn me it could be cancerous. Now, I suspect not many women out there know a lesion or rash on the nipple or aureole can be breast cancer. Mine started out as a single red pimple on the aureole. One of the biggest problems with Paget's disease of the nipple is that the symptoms appear to be harmless. It is frequently thought to be a skin inflammation or infection, leading to unfortunate delays in detection and care.
What are the symptoms?

1. A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of your nipple causing it to itch and burn (As I stated, mine did not itch or burn much, and had no oozing I was aware of, but it did have a crust along the outer edge on one side.)

2 A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the aureole area with a whitish thick looking area in centre of nipple).

3. Usually only one nipple is effected. How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will do a physical exam and should suggest having a mammogram of both breasts, done immediately. Even though the redness, oozing and crusting
closely resemble dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), your doctor should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast. Your doctor
should order a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is going on.
This message should be taken seriously and passed on to as many of your relatives and friends as possible; it could save someone's life.

My breast cancer has spread and metastasized to my bones after receiving mega doses of chemotherapy, 28 treatments of radiation and taking Tamoxifen. If this had been diagnosed as breast cancer in the beginning,
perhaps it would not have spread..


This is sad as women are not aware of Paget's disease. If, by passing
this around on the e-mail, we can make others aware of it and its potential danger, we are helping women everywhere.

Please, if you can, take a moment to forward this message to as manyp eople as possible, especially to your family and friends. It only takes a moment, yet the results could save a life

Kiri Te Rangi

Office Administrator

Phone: DD 03 364 9951

Fax: 03 377 2367

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By Caroline on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 11:03 am:

Can anyone recommend a good, affordable clinic for breast cancer screening? Must be a clinic where English is spoken and where the doctors are used to foreigners. The city offers free testing, but I vowed never to get city-sponsored medical advice or testing years ago.

By Juliehickey on Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 10:38 am:

Over the past years I have been going to Tokyo Midtown Clinic to get all of my annual check ups including breast cancer screening. The place is organized and clean. They are very use to foreigners. Doctors and some staff speak English. Also medical reports come out in English. I am not sure how price compares to other clinics to be honest, but you can find the full details in below link.

By Sraboni on Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 4:34 pm:

I go to Roppongi clinic for my annual check up. I can strongly recommend that place. I don't pay a single dime as my insurance company bears the whole cost. The place is very clean. They have very sophisticated instruments and the report comes in English.

By Caroline on Friday, September 30, 2011 - 1:31 pm:

Thanks Julie for the recommendation. Srabonie, is that the Roppongi Hills Clinic? Thanks for your help! Other advice from anyone else?

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