To save lives by increasing awareness that you are never too young to have breast cancer
Raising awareness about breast cancer is not just about pink ribbons and fund raising. Everyone who has a mother, a sister, a girlfriend, a daughter, a wife, needs to know that "Breast Cancer is the no.1 cancer killer disease amongst women in Singapore, and in 2006, more than 1 woman lost her life each day because of this disease"
Many young women are unaware that they are at risk for breast cancer. Young women CAN and DO get breast cancer. While breast cancer in young women accounts for a small percentage of all breast cancer cases, the impact of this disease is still widespread.
As the incidence of young women with breast cancer is much lower than in older women, young women are underrepresented in many research studies. For this reason, we hope that more can be done in this field of research.
This cause is set up in the hope of creating awareness that you are never too young to have breast cancer. In the midst of doing so, we hope to reach out to other survivors, and find peer support through this cause.
MY PERSONAL STORY
In July 2007 I learned that the cancer was back. It was in my bones this time. This was devastating news, and it just has to happen when my life is returning to normal.
I was 30 when I was first diagnosed and 34 the second time around. I had been through surgery, chemotheraphy, radiaition treatment, IV drugs, and medications, all with some sort of ugly side effects. All of these treatments has robbed me of a piece of myself, my self esteem, unfulfiled dreams and desires. But it has given me some more time here.
I am praying that the therapy I am going through is working, and is keeping the cancer at bay. I need your support for this cause, because we need more targeted therapies to fight this disease which can help prolong so many lives, mine included.
1. Breast cancer education is vital to survival rates. For this reason, young women are encouraged to become advocates for their own health.
2. Breast cancer is curable if detected early. Through raising awareness of breast cancer and encouraging women to screen themselves regularly, breast ca