Welcome to the Global Kalinga e-Rotary Club for the week of Sunday, October 1 through Saturday, October 7, 2017. We are an Internet based Rotary Club based in Quezon City, Philippines with core groups of members in Southern California and elsewhere. We serve our local and nearby communities as well as projects in the Philippines.
Rotary 4-Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?”
By building your team's self-esteem and encouraging them, the entire team becomes stronger.
Take your time and sing-along (wherever you may be).
Traditionally, Rotary clubs have Fine Masters who are responsible for collecting fines/happy dollars. The clipart to your left is our e-club Fine Master. Do you have happy dollars, a birthday, an anniversary, a promotion, opening a new business, new car, new child, new grandchild, etc. Please feel free (and perhaps obligated) to click on our Rotary Fine Master button to your right.
The minimum fine is $3.00 to ensure a sufficient amount to take care of the PayPal fee. The purpose of the fines can be viewed by clicking on [View Fines/Happy Dollars] from the [Weekly Meetings] main menu
Program—In Focus: Triple Negative Breast Cancer
October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The cancer typically affects women over the age of 50, but it is possible for younger women to find cancerous tumors too.
Two members of our club has had breast cancer, our past president, Celly Adamo, who succumbed to breast cancer on June 7 of this year, and Emma Tiebens who has had a very difficult time with her cancer.
Men can also get breast cancer but it is much more rare. If symptoms are caught early, there is a good chance of recovery with treatments currently available. That’s what Breast Cancer Awareness Month is all about – ensuring women know how to check for lumps and encouraging them to get suspicious bumps checked out.
Causes of breast cancer are said to include your age, family history of breast cancer, a previous diagnosis, being tall, overweight or obese and excessive use of alcohol. There are two main types of breast cancer – non-invasive (called carcinoma in situ) which is found in the ducts of the breast and invasive breast cancer which is the most common type and develops in the cells that line the breast ducts. The former doesn’t usually spread outside the breast while the latter can. Rarer types of breast cancer include invasive, lobular breast cancer, inflammatory breast cancer and Paget’s disease of the breast.
When breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, this is known as metastatic or secondary breast cancer. What are the main symptoms of breast cancer? Dimples on the breast of a breast cancer patient. Approximately 90% of breast lumps are non-cancerous – despite that any new lumps should be checked by a doctor.
Other symptoms include: 1) Nipple discharge, 2) Change in size or shape of breast, 3) lump or swelling in the armpit, 4) Dimples appearing on the skin of your breast, 5) Nipple rash, 6) Nipple becoming sunken into breast.
Joan London narrates this video on Triple Negative breast cancer, the same aggressive cancer Celly had. Some patients with this type of cancer have cells that do not respond to treatment.