Sunday 13 May 2012

A Wake Up Call for Us Ladies

A good friend of mine, Maya, just had two tumors removed from each of her breast. Thank God it weren't malignant and she seems to be having a speedy recovery :))

I know her as a young (we're both 25 yo), active, and very healthy girl. So how could she possibly had tumor grows inside her body? The answer is it doesn't matter how old (or young) you are, how healthy your lifestyle is or whether you have a family history of cancer or not. It simply could happen to anyone! 

Read her full story here, where she emphasizes on the importance of doing your Breast Self Exam (or Sadari - Periksa Payudara Sendiri) in a monthly basis. I've seen many different kinds of campaign to increase people's awareness towards cancer, but always thought I could wait until 30 to actually practice any sort of self examinations or pap smears. And I. Was. Wrong. *sigh*

Now that we know that it COULD happen to us, I think the least we could do is to share her story, and just be cautious towards our health.