ISBCP – a global need for mastectomy fitters
Breast Cancer is a global epidemic. According to the World Health Organization, with few exceptions, breast cancer remains the top cancer per country in 2020. And mastectomy is the primary treatment for a breast cancer diagnosis. It should come as no surprise, then, that the need for properly trained international mastectomy fitters is growing.
Statistics from the World Cancer Research Fund International validate that, breast cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women. There were more than 2.26 million new cases of breast cancer in women in 2020.
The International Society of Breast Care Professionals (ISBCP) is a member-driven global mastectomy fitter organization dedicated to Quality Education and Global Standards of Care and training for international mastectomy fitters and breast health professionals.
Throughout 2022-2025, the International Society of Breast Care Professionals will focus on mastectomy education and public awareness for the need of training mastectomy fitters as part of the continuum of breast cancer care.
If you currently provide or are looking to provide mastectomy services in these countries, please contact us for more information.
International Mastectomy Fitter Certification
All AABCP | ISBCP education courses are open to individuals in search of mastectomy education and USA Mastectomy Fitter Certification. If you are a mastectomy fitter or represent the international mastectomy fitters in your community and want to pursue North American Certification please contact us directly.
2022 – 2024 FOCUS
What causes breast cancer?
When no one knows what causes breast cancer, there is strong evidence that the following can be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer including: There is evidence that the following are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in women: a menarche before the age of 12, natural menopause after the age of 55, radiation exposure (X-rays) to the chest area before puberty, and hormone therapy.
What is a mastectomy?
A mastectomy is the surgical removal of a breast, usually to treat disease. There are several different methods of mastectomy, and breast conserving surgeries.