Nepalese women attend Refugee Women's Health Event (231)

LACONIA — Sixteen women from Nepal attended the "Refugee Women's Health Event" at Health First Family Care in Laconia on May 16. The event was held in conjunction with LRGHealthcare and sponsored by a grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
During the event, women were given an opportunity to learn about the importance of breast and pelvic health during a presentation by Laura Zakorchemny, APRN. Educational hand-outs interpreted into the Nepalese language proved to be an effective teaching tool. Silicone Breast models, simulating breast lumps were also available to teach women about self awareness and self exam. Ms. Zakorchemny explained the benefit of monthly breast self-examination and the importance of reporting changes to a medical provider for further evaluation. She explained that "the best possible outcomes are possible when breast or cervical cancer is detected early".
Tiffany Fuller, Breast and Cervical Cancer Project Outreach Coordinator from the NH Department of Health & Human Services in Concord, explained that the "Let No Woman Be Overlooked" breast and cervical cancer screening program is available for uninsured women who meet financial guidelines. She also explained that program is available at LRGHealthcare and Health First Family Care.

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Sixteen women from Nepal attended the "Refugee Women's Health Event" at Health First Family Care in Laconia on May 16. During the event, women were given an opportunity to learn about the importance of breast and pelvic health. (Courtesy photo)