Monday, October 1, 2012


@ Balitaan sa Aloha 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 

On October 6, 2012 we shall celebrate the World Ostomy Day. What this celebration means sounds strange to many of us. Many may not be even aware that they maybe already afflicted with the disease, which is the fourth leading cancer in our country: Colorectal Cancer! 

People with such ailment are generally called “ostomates” or those with colostomy bags on their body. We have limited information how to prevent and manage it, including survivor’s experience. Some of the known Filipinos with colon cancer is Joey Albert, while President Cory Aquino and Rio Diaz already died from the illness. 

Join us in this year’s celebration with the theme: "Let's be heard!" The aim of WOD 2012 is to improve the rehabilitation of ostomates worldwide by bringing to the attention of the general public the needs and aspirations of ostomates. Join us at Balitaan sa Aloha this Wednesday October 3, 2012 with : Dr Ramy Roxas (PGH Surgeon, main advocate for Ostomates), Greg Oculto (President of the Ostomates Association of the Philippines, patient group/survivors), Nelda Escueta (ETNAP President, Enterostomal Therapy Nurses Association of the Philippines) and Dr. Rachael Marie Rosario of the Philippine Cancer Society (PCS).

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