October is here and it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month! A worldwide annual campaign that involves a lot of organisations that brings the importance of breast awareness, education and research.
This year, we are supporting Breast Cancer Foundation efforts by donating RM10/SGD3.3/USD2.5 for every purchase in Pink you make at nashata.com during the whole month of October.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting women in Malaysia. About one in 19 women in this country are at risk, compared to one in eight in Europe and the United States.
“Did you know that early detection and getting appropriate medical attention can help save lives? So it is unfortunate in Malaysia that nearly 40% of the new cases identified each year were already in the very advanced stages of the disease.”
1. How does breast cancer occur?
Breast cancer occurs when the cells in the lobules (milk producing glands) or the ducts become abnormal and divide uncontrollably. These abnormal cells begin to invade the surrounding breast tissue and may eventually spread via blood vessels and lymphatic channels to the lymph nodes, lungs, bones, brain and liver.
2. WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Get your breasts checked at medical centers close to you! It is good to do screening two years after your last mammogram. It is recommended to do breast exam every year starting at age 40. A good time to go for the test is after your period ends. You can also bring your loved ones for breast checks too. There are many promotions for breast checks throughout the month. So take advantage of the promotions. In Malaysia, the list of promotions for mammogram and breast ultrasounds can be found at here
3. HOW CAN WE HELP?
Together, we can Donate, Educate and become the Messenger of Breast Cancer Awareness.
- Wear Pink throughout the month
- Encourage our girl friends and family members to do breast checks
- Contribute to Breast Cancer Organisation close to you or contribute to Breast Cancer Foundation Malaysia. When you purchase any Pink items at nashata.com, RM10/SGD3.3/USD2.5 of it will go the Breast Cancer Foundation Malaysia
Here are the items in shades of pink that you can purchase and wear.
Lastly ladies, take care of our breasts and give them more attention this month! 😊
Info is from https://www.breastcancerfoundation.org.my/