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Breast cancer screening in Vanadzor

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Armenia has one of the highest cancer mortality rates in the world. The disparity of survival rate of 34% from overall cancer patients is a devastating fact that needs urgent attention. Breast Cancer is the most common type of cancer among women in Armenia. Up to 60% of diagnosed breast cancers are at stage 3 or 4, most with fatal outcomes. The biggest contributing factor to such high mortality rates is due to late diagnosis. Meduni’s mission is to improve the healthcare system in Armenia with a predominant focus on pediatric and adult oncology. Since 2016 Meduni implemented 21 projects, equipped  34 hospitals, assisted 104 families, and helped to save 45 children battling cancer.

Under the auspices of Board Director Dr. Armen Aboulian, in collaboration with Vanadzor Medical Center, and with the generous contributions of our donors we aim to implement a Breast Cancer Screening Program in Vanadzor to save thousands of lives of local women. Within the scope of this project, we aim to detect breast cancer in its early stages while it is still treatable. We plan to purchase a mammography machine, train surgeons and radiologists, educate the public, and develop a sustainable program that can be replicated and used all over Armenia.  The program will improve breast cancer care in the region and create convenience and opportunity to serve nearly 442,000 people from the provinces of Lori, Tavush, and Djavakhk. The amount raised via fundraising events will directly fund the project's needs.

A message from the host

Mehdikhani Family:  We are honored to collaborate with Meduni on the occasion of our son Melkon’s christening.  We are especially moved by this project because Edgar has had the great opportunity to work with the healthcare team at Vanadzor Medical Center during a medical mission and has seen firsthand the potential impact this program could have on the region. 

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Please note: Meduni (UMSI aka UNICARE MEDICAL SOLUTIONS) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

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​11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 205

North Bethesda, MD 20852 USA

Please note: Meduni (UMSI aka UNICARE MEDICAL SOLUTIONS) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You may provide our EIN 82-0620673 to your accountant to deduct your contribution promptly. To Pay by Check  please send a check made out to: MEDUNI UMSI ​11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 205 North Bethesda, MD 20852 USA

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