Annual speedway event brings awareness to breast cancer

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Medical officer Dr Farhana Harzilah said the centre that was established in February this year is mainly to aid patients who are suffering from breast cancer.

"It gives me great pleasure to join hands with an organization and initiative that is working on a grassroots level to help educate and in turn eradicate breast cancer".

Dr Daniel Asare, Chief Executive Officer (KBTH), said breast, though admirable, it is also a seat of disease that could kill adding regular screening, early detection and early treatment are the sure ways to demystify the fear surrounding the disease.

Klinik Malaysia, Tham said, had generously sponsored a free clinical breast examination at its various clinics and the voucher for this can be obtained from KPR.

Breast-cancer symptoms include a lump or thickening of the breast, and changes to the skin or the nipple.

About 40 to 50 percent of women eligible for a screening mammogram will have dense breasts.

Sadly, every day around 12 Australian women will die from a women's cancer.

When King, who earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Carleton College in Minnesota before receiving her Ph.D.in genetics from the University of California, Berkeley, began her research in 1974, most in the field believed cancer was viral. Many women see treatment as one size fits all. They were treated pretty much the same with surgery, radiation or chemo-therapy or combination of the three. She said students should get anything suspicious checked out because it could be anything and going in for a check up earlier, rather than later, could save their life.

Women from ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. Previously this information was available by request to the Breast Screening Program. However, according to her, there are still ways to help curb the disease, like educational initiatives under the Pink Minute project.

A little later this month, Avon celebrity ambassadors, associates and women from different cancer support groups will gather at the Quezon City Memorial Circle grounds for the symbolic lighting of the Quezon City Memorial Monument.

Nishat Linen's CEO Naz Mansha applauded Pink Ribbon's efforts to raise awareness in the society despite hard circumstances and initiate the process of practical healthcare services delivery. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and statistics show that an estimated one in eight women will have breast cancer in their lifetime.

He said recent reports indicate that breast cancer makes up 25 per cent of all new cancers diagnosed in women globally; with about 2.1 million new cases diagnosed annually worldwide.

After all, this only takes a minute.