The stats on breast cancer are alarming. Did you know that 1 out of 20 Malaysian women are at risk of developing breast cancer? This is what we learned from Dr Adzlina Jaafar, Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur.
You're at the office right now, right? Look up and around you. Count the women that surround you, including yourself. One of you is at risk of breast cancer, but you can prevent it and save lives. It doesn't take much to be self-aware. All it takes is a monthly self-exam you can do in the shower or before you go to sleep, since you know you.
"Every woman should learn and examine their own breast at least on a monthly basis. ... It doesn’t take a long time to examine one’s breast. It is advisable to do self-breast examination about 1 week after your menses," said Dr Adzlina.
Pink October is known the world over -- the month is all about raising awareness on breast cancer, and raising funds for the work that researchers do and for initiatives that provide for free screenings, mammograms and so on to the people who need them the most. So imagine being able to support an amazing cause -- with just RM10.
In its 10th year, The Pink Project by Harper's Bazaar Malaysia is back this year, in a huge way. You'll be able to do your bit and give a little to a great cause, and own one-of-a-kind merchandise that you can keep and love forever.
This year, Bazaar has turned to some of the most prominent fashion designers in Malaysia to collaborate on creating gorgeous pink ribbons, a tote bag and a notebook in a show of solidarity and a symbol of empowerment. Proceeds collected from the sale of the merchandise go straight to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Meet the 9 Malaysian fashion designers in collaboration with The Pink Project 2017: