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2014 BCAC

Congratulations to the Breast Cancer Support Group, Johor Bahru on the opening of their new centre – 15 Feb 2014

  Persatuan Sokongan Kanser Payudara or The Breast Cancer Support Group, Johor Bahru will be officially launching their new centre at 12, Jalan Ru, Taman Kebun The, 80250 Johor Bahru. Their contact number is: +607-3357211. For support and other enquiries, their email is thebcsgjb13@outlook.com. Catch them on Facebook or Website. In conjunction with their official opening, … Continue reading »

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Breast Cancer – Facts & Stats : It now represents 1 in 4 of all cancers in women in Malaysia!

(updated June 2014) Overview Almost everyone knows someone or knows of someone who has been affected by breast cancer: a mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, aunt, colleague, friend, neighbour or more rarely, a father or brother. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2013 released the 2012 Globocan report. The global cancer burden rose … Continue reading »

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Breast Cancer: Challenges For Malaysia

By Dr Evelyn Ho (July 2014) Challenges to beating breast cancer exists at many levels from health habits, financial resources, education level, social support, pluralistic health systems/beliefs, communication skills of the health professional, medical facilities and more. Middle and low income countries do not report the kind of survival rates from breast cancer as advanced … Continue reading »

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What Do I Understand By Risk Factors In Breast Cancer?

When a person’s particular characteristic or behaviour is associated with an increased risk for a given disease, the characteristic is labelled a “Risk factor”. Eg. Smoking is a risk factor for lung cancer and heart disease. Some risk factors will influence one’s susceptibility to a particular disease more than others.  This is differentiated by relative … Continue reading »

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Can breast cancer be prevented? General Lifestyle Choices

When we talk about prevention in breast cancer, we aim to reduce mortality (death) and morbidity (unpleasant symptoms and suffering) and improve the quality of life. As we do not know the specific cause of breast cancer, prevention in breast cancer is related to raising awareness of the disease, avoidance of risk factors where possible … Continue reading »

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Breast Cancer Signs – What does it look like?

By Dr Evelyn Ho; Photos courtesy of Dr Ernest Yeoh There were many suggestions and requests received requesting for pictures to illustrate the different signs of breast cancer. This pictorial essay depicts some of the more obvious signs of breast cancer. Most of these are relatively advanced and therefore the signs are more “developed”. We … Continue reading »

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Advanced Breast Cancer

Photos courtesy of Dr Ernest Yeoh   WARNING! Explicitly graphic photographs of advanced breast cancer is depicted in the following page. Please do not proceed further if viewing the photographs will cause distress. The following are photographs of cancers that have continued to grow and “ulcerate” the overlying skin. These pictures are rather “ugly” but even … Continue reading »