pink-ribbon.jpg I received very sad news today, someone I highly respect and admire was diagnosed with liver cancer. Earlier one of my colleague’s daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancer really doesnt discriminate. It’s so disheartening.

But it’s also moving,they remained so calm and composed. I dont know how I would’ve reacted [God forbid it happens to me]. Self examination for women is key, not taking lightly any abnormal conditions with your body is vital and more importantly if and when diagnosed with cancer, to maintain the fighthing spirit to beat it.

I hope and pray that they get better.

Some breast cancer facts..

Did you know that breast cancer afflicts an estimated figure of more than ONE MILLION women in the world each year and is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide, second to lung cancer?
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.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the world, affecting one in 19 women in Malaysia. As with most cancers, the earlier breast cancer is detected and diagnosed, the better the chances of successful treatment.

One of the best ways of ensuring that breast cancer is for you to be breast aware, that is understanding and knowing how your breast look and feel like under normal circumstances, so that you are able to seek early medical advice if there are any changes in either breast.

Find out as much as you can about the subject so you can make an informed choice about your treatment options. Do not be afraid to ask questions from medical practitioners.

Be positive and lead a normal life after breast cancer treatment. Take good care of your mind, body and soul.

Source: National Cancer Registry