October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is observed in countries across the world to increase awareness, provide early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of the disease.
Last October 26, 2018, the UERM Hospital conducted a lecture on Breast Cancer Awareness at SM City Sta. Mesa, level 3 hall.
Dr. Joan S. Tagorda, Oncologist Surgeon and Ms. Malou Ramos, Breast Cancer Survivor, both from UERM Hospital delivered the lecture and testimonial, respectively.
The activity was attended by the employees and shoppers of SM City Sta. Mesa and the officers and constituents of Barangay Doña Imelda, Quezon City.
Dr. Joan S. Tagorda talked about the importance of regular breast screening, early detection of symptoms, and treatment. Although breast cancer is sometimes found after the symptoms appear, there are women found to have breast cancer without symptoms. Hence, regular breast screening is critical.
Ms. Malou Ramos, a breast cancer survivor, shared her cancer experience, treatments and offered positive advice to the participants.
While some of the participants are undergoing treatment at the Medical City, they are keen to visit Dr. Tagorda's clinic at UERM Hospital for further check-up. Some participants have expressed interest in undergoing breast cancer screening at UERM Hospital.
Nurses from the UERM Hospital took the blood pressure test of some participants as well as blood sugar test during the activity.
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The UERM Memorial Hospital is a health facility, which opened in 1960 to serve as the clinical laboratory for the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing and subsequently the College of Physical Therapy. The Hospital has earned the same high reputation and prestige that UERMMMC medical professors and UERMMMC College of Medicine graduates have earned in the field of medical practice and in the government medical board examinations. The UERMMMC Hospital is where, being a Teaching Hospital, UERMMMC students gain experience through direct contact with patients; and it is where, as a Pay Hospital, the College of Medicine professors treat their own patients. The Hospital also provides rich clinical experience to interns, nursing students and physical therapy students on the basis of the diversity of clinical cases, the competence of the health care professionals and the modern facilities. As a topnotch hospital, it is well-known not only locally but also internationally.
The UERMMMC Hospital provides quality patient care by practicing rational medical economics to tailor its medical services to the needs of individual patients. In this way, patients are spared the discomfort of undergoing unnecessary procedures and gain the dual benefits of quality care and value for money. The UERMMMC Hospital community believes that its brand of quality patient care and personalized service represents the height of medical practice. For the past 57 years, it has served hundreds of thousands of patients and has produced hundreds of specialists, with many becoming leaders in the healthcare industry.
The Medical Staff: A total of 300 fully certified medical specialists of their respective specialty and subspecialty societies comprise the medical staff of the Hospital. Each specialty or subspecialty is appropriately represented
Internal Medicine: Cardiology; Pulmonology; Gastroenterology; Nephrology; Infectious Diseases; Hematology; Oncology; Diabetology; Endocrinology; Rheumatology; Psychiatry
Surgery: General Surgery; Orthopedics; Plastic Surgery; Urology; Thoracic Surgery; Obstetrics & Gynecology; Ophthalmology; Otorhinolaryngology; Radiology; Pediatrics; Rehabilitation Medicine; Neurology ; Neurosurgery
Ancillary services: Pathology (clinical, surgical and cytology), Radiology, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Cardiovascular Laboratory, Respiratory Therapy, GIT-liver Study Unit, Endoscopy Unit, Neurophysiology Laboratory (EEG), Audiology and Industrial Medicine.