Thursday, October 29, 2009

Yeah, I got a pair of boobies! Every woman's got a pair of boobies. Boobies are everywhere, in adverts, on TV and in mags.



But how breast aware are you? How much do you really know about breast cancer? Do you think you are aware of the latest news and information? Well, you're probably aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

MOST COMMON CANCER IN MALAYSIAN WOMEN

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Malaysian women and accounted for almost one-third of the total number of cancer cases among this gender.

A woman in Malaysia has a 'one in 20' chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime.

Yet not all women understand and can perform self-examination of their breasts and are willing to undergo regular breast cancer screening by trained health professionals.

Consequently, breast cancer is diagnosed in late stages in Malaysian women despite the availability of screening centres and education campaigns.

According to a Ministry of Health survey in 1996, only 46.9 per cent of women reported some form of breast cancer examination.

One reason why women have turned away from the screenings could be that the fear of men's rejection.

In a survey conducted by the NCWO, 65 per cent of men agreed that fear of their husband's reaction was a reason why women did not go for breast cancer screening.

The fact remains that breast cancer is the number one cancer killer in Malaysian women. Being diagnosed with cancer can be frightening. But understanding what's going on inside your body can help you be aware of what's causing your feelings of anxiety.

AliceWonders.com is launching an unconventional charity campaign named "GOT BOOBIES?" to raise awareness about breast cancer and TUO is showing its support for this provocative campaign! The core mission of the campaign is to remind young women (and men!) to "check their boobies".

Why use the word "BOOBIES"?
Many young women tune out messages about breast cancer because they don't believe they are at risk or the messages are too clinical. We know that research shows that regular self examination is just as effective at identifying lumps or other breast changes. And that's exactly why we're here -- to give you "a friendly reminder when you least expect it".


So get feeling girls, and remind a friend to do the same! Don't be shy about checking them. It's absolutely vital and it could save your life.

The campaign is divided into 3 main parts:

- Providing information about breast cancer

- Wear pink and go SHOP + join their treasure hunt

- Spread the word by putting a BOOBICON on your own site

Hey, breast cancer occurs mainly in women, but men CAN get it, too!!! It's rare, but it is possible.

For more on "GOT BOOBIES?" campaign, go to AliceWonders.com!



First Two Commenters

49 comments

gagay said... @ 29/10/09 5:22 PM

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

gagay said... @ 29/10/09 5:23 PM

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

gagay said... @ 29/10/09 5:24 PM

=-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

LadyJava said... @ 29/10/09 5:24 PM

=-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay said... @ 29/10/09 5:24 PM

i diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid! :* :* :* :* :*

gagay said... @ 29/10/09 5:25 PM

hola LJ! ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

LadyJava said... @ 29/10/09 5:26 PM

It is such an important thing to do and yet so many of us woman simply neglect it... a great reminder indeed!! I want healthy boobies!!

Ane said... @ 29/10/09 5:26 PM

Hey Mon, this is definitely a great informative post! :)

gagay said... @ 29/10/09 5:36 PM

great info te mon! ;) ;) ;) ;)

gagay said... @ 29/10/09 5:40 PM

it's great to be a bobies cancer free woman!

tekkaus said... @ 29/10/09 6:31 PM

I support breast cancer awareness campaign! :D

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Hitesh said... @ 29/10/09 7:09 PM

this is great mon..........

always thought a blogger should spread some knowledge around...\,,,/

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Nightwing said... @ 29/10/09 8:22 PM

Hello..thanks for sharing this. I am in the midst of looking for the pink ribbon..put on my cap...as a sign of support for breast cancer awareness.

How r u? Sorry long time no visit..been busy with new work and FB.

U take care now..cheers.

Mariuca said... @ 30/10/09 2:54 AM

:* :* :* :* :*

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Mariuca said... @ 30/10/09 2:54 AM

Good morning Monica! :-D :-D

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Mariuca said... @ 30/10/09 2:55 AM

Thanks for the friendly reminder sweetie, I will wear pink for the day tomo he he!

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Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:02 PM

Gagay FC1! :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:05 PM

Thanks sweetie :)

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Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:05 PM

LJ FC2! :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:12 PM

Hey Ane!!! long time no see :* :* :* missed u too...

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Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:12 PM

great! :-D

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Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:13 PM

thanks Hitesh! u can spread the word by putting a BOOBICON on your site too :) ;)

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Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:18 PM

Nightwing!!! where have u been? =-O =-O have u found the pink ribbon? :)
I'm doing good TQ! How 'bout u? hahah busy with FB eh? :-D :-D
you too take care ya ;)

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Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:18 PM

Mariuca! :* :* :* :*

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Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:20 PM

Morning Mariuca! :-D :-D

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Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:21 PM

oh show me yr pink dress! Woot~ ;) ;)

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Mariuca said... @ 30/10/09 4:22 PM

Hi Mon!! Im dropping ec now while doing some work he hehehe…and nope…still haven zzzz!

Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:27 PM

yeah and also life won't be so simple once u watch someone slowly die of boobies cancer!

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Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:29 PM

Mariuca! wah still haven zzzz! I slept for 12 hours last night...but I
didn't drop or click lah yesd huhuhuhu!!

Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:35 PM

Indeed!!!!

Mariuca said... @ 30/10/09 4:35 PM

Wah 12 hours… yeah lor haven slept…some more B will be home late tonight, so it’s okay if I sleep later and wake up later too I guess…it’s abt to rain here!

Monica said... @ 30/10/09 4:40 PM

ohhh ok u can wake up late ;) eh thunderstorm here aiyoooo I just on my
lappie lah!!!

Mariuca said... @ 30/10/09 4:42 PM

Nice n breezy here, cant wait to zzzzz later!

Alice said... @ 30/10/09 6:30 PM

Hi Monica!

We're really touched for your major support in the campaign. It's great to have influential bloggers like yourself spreading something important to our community.

Just learnt that you are a Sabahan! Hopefully I'll get to visit the beautiful state one day =)

Thanks again!

Luv,
Alice

gagay said... @ 31/10/09 8:21 AM

thanks te mon! ;) ;) ;) ;)

gagay said... @ 31/10/09 8:22 AM

te mon, was trying to open the link, but i can't.huhuhu! :'( :'( :'( :'(

gagay said... @ 31/10/09 8:22 AM

:* :* :* :* :*

gagay said... @ 31/10/09 8:22 AM

morning te mon! i just woke up! :-D

gagay said... @ 31/10/09 8:23 AM

i just woke up GP!

gagay said... @ 31/10/09 8:23 AM

u gotta sleep now? :(

gagay said... @ 31/10/09 8:23 AM

:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

gagay said... @ 31/10/09 8:23 AM

i hate pink! :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

Mariuca said... @ 31/10/09 10:06 PM

Buzz2 Mon..

Mariuca said... @ 1/11/09 1:20 AM

Buzz2!

nance said... @ 1/11/09 3:18 AM

Hey Mon!
Been a while since i was here ... how r yah? Happy Halloween to you, my dear! ;)

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Monica said... @ 1/11/09 3:18 AM

Hi Alice! Thanks for dropping by. I'm honored. well i believe it's a part of my small contribution to all women. I hope this information benefits those who are not aware of how serious this matter can be.
You're always welcomed to visit the land below the wind...be sure to bring back a piece of Kinabalu. :)
Feel free to drop by! ;)

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ayie said... @ 3/11/09 7:05 AM

it actually scares me everytime i hear about this big C

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ayie said... @ 3/11/09 7:06 AM

it's important to be very aware of our health

josh said... @ 1/3/11 9:46 AM

The whole idea behind hormones triggering cancer has been a serious sticking point. Many studies have come out with differing results. Hormones do exacerbate the disease when its already present though.
Hopefully more breakthroughs will be reached soon. We're seeing vaccines for cervical cancer right now and one for ovarian might be on the way.

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