Did you know that breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer that affects women, next to skin cancer? The World Health Organization estimates that more than 500,000 women worldwide die every year due to breast cancer, and 69% of these deaths happen in developing countries, where treatment for this for of cancer is both expensive and scare.
Early detection of breast cancer can save lives, and provides researchers with valuable data on fighting the disease. Numerous International charities and organizations also hold events during this month to raise funds for breast cancer research. Please visit www.cancer.org.my and www.makna.org.my for more information and further assistance.
You can take part in any number of fundraisers or walk-a-thons held during this month, or donate money to breast cancer research. However, giving is not the only thing you can do. Read up about breast cancer, and maybe talk with your family and friends about it to raise awareness about the disease. Encourage them to go for regular check-ups. Most incidents of breast cancer are often not detected until it's too late, so regular scans can make a huge difference.
In supporting the International Breast Cancer Awareness month,