Breast and Cervical Cancer Programming
PFCCAP’s inception program focuses on mitigating the obstacles women face in their breast and cervical cancer journeys by bridging the gap in cancer screening and treatment in Cali, Colombia.
PFCCAP works alongside our sister organization, Fundación Colombiana Para La Prevención y Tratamiento del Cáncer (FPTC), in Cali, Colombia in the year-round programming highlighted below.
Left to right: FPTC Executive Director: Andrés Pérez, PFCCAP Executive Director: Tyler Horton, FPTC Patient Navigation Coordinator: Patricia Córdoba
Breast Cancer Programs
High-quality, self-sustainable breast health clinic close to the community
Patient Navigation Program
Mental Health Resources and Support Groups
Continued bra, wig, and breast prosthesis donation program for patients
Partnership with local hospital for screening and diagnosic services
Medical Community Programs
Quarterly Continued Medical Education Teleconferences
Nurse and Physician Clinical Breast Examination Training
Quality Control Studies in Breast Cancer Detection
Collaboration with industries for the education and early detection of breast cancer for their employees
Education-based HPV Vaccination Program in local secondary school
2023 Colombia Mission
October 1-7, 2023
Throughout the week our volunteers:
Trained a total of 72 Doctors and Nurses in clinical breast examinations
Served 82 breast cancer patients in our donation clinic
Gifted 156 Bras and Breast Prosthesis donated by American Breast Care
Gifted 29 Wigs donated by Soul Ryeders
This was a HUGE win as we trained doctors and nurses from surrounding hospitals and clinics - a first for the Cali region!
On Friday, Dr. John Singer and Dr. Armando Sardi presented at the "Cali Se Entrena" conference presented by la Clinica de Mama de Red de Salud del Norte E.S.E. Andrés Pérez shared the profound impact of our patient navigation program on the early screening of breast cancer.
As stated by Yira Ismelda, a breast cancer patient and recipient of a new correct-fitting bra and breast prosthesis,
"You all are my angels. Thank you."
We could not do this work without all our supportive volunteers, donors, PFCCAP team members, interpreters, and partnering organizations. To each and every one of you, THANK YOU!