AUC Relaunches Community Breast Health Program

After a brief hiatus due to Hurricane Irma, this community health program is back to help assess and educate women about their breast health


The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, in collaboration with the Positive Foundation and St. Maarten Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is pleased to announce the return of our breast health screening program for women. This initiative started last year as a way to educate the community about breast cancer while empowering women with strategies to proactively monitor their health.

The program provides free health screenings along with educational information about breast cancer symptoms and risk factors. Screenings also include a clinical breast examination by Dr. Naira Chobanyan, Professor of Clinical Medicine at AUC and a medical oncologist. Dr. Chobanyan oversees the project and supervises AUC medical students and clinical research fellows who actively participate in the program. Any evaluations that are performed can be shared, if desired, with attendees’ primary care doctor.

The program experienced great success prior to Hurricane Irma and organizers are excited to relaunch these health screenings with the community’s support. Multiple events will be held over the next few months, including screenings on Saturday, October 27, Saturday, November 3, and Saturday, November 10.