Breast Cancer Care
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women in China. It has become the top killer for women in cities.
But 90 percent of patients can be cured through early diagnosis and early treatment. However, many patients may not discover a tumor until it reaches a late stage.
Some patients who cannot afford a complete treatment have to forego surgery, waiting and suffering. Therefore, it is of great importance to help patients receive timely treatment and offer them a chance to survive this disease.
The Ruijin - Häagen-Dazs Breast Cancer Aid Fund was launched in November, 2009. It is jointly established by Häagen-Dazs, Shanghai Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Charity Foundation and Shanghai Charitable Cancer Research Center.
The fund aims to help disadvantaged patients complete surgery and related treatments, as well as raise the public awareness of breast cancer prevention and treatment.
These patients can apply for financial aid online at: BreastCancerAid.com.cn or through on-site application in Shanghai Ruijin Hospital.
Each patient that has been approved by Shanghai Charity Foundation can get a maximum of RMB 10,000.
BreastCancerAid.com.cn is the first breast cancer care Web site in China that offers online aid application together with comprehensive information on this disease.
People can gain knowledge about breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, nursing and the latest progress on breast cancer research through this platform.