Pledge-Self-Check During Shower (by Shokubutsu) for early breast cancer detection.

September 29, 2015

Hey ladies, how often should you do breast self-check? Or.... you never check ?!! 
Breast cancer is the second most common in the world, 1 out of 19 women are at risk, the disease occurs almost entirely in women but men can get it too! Breast cancer is a malignant tutor that starts from cells of the breast, a malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that may invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body.
A simple breast self-check always can help women detect breast cancer early, improves a patient's rate of survival, especially aged 40 and above are encouraged to perform Mammogram scanning every 1-2 years as their risk of getting breast cancer is higher. Indeed shower time is the most convenient and easiest time to do breast self-check.
Shokubutsu, the leading shower foam brand in Malaysia, has spearheaded a pro-active campaign, Pledge- To- Self- Check During Shower to encourage women to make this important commitment to carry out regular breast self-checks during shower time.
I was here to attend this meaningful event.
Supported by campaign partner National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM), the initiative aims to empower women and highlight to them that early breast cancer detection lies in their hands and in turn, early detection can significantly increase the survival rate. More than 90% of women diagnosed with breast cancer at the earliest stage stand a chance of surviving the disease for at least 5 years, the statistics alone are a motivating factor to encourage women to conduct breast self-checks in the shower for prevention through early detection. 
Stories sharing session with breast cancer survivors.
Many women now have a very busy lifestyle - whether at work, doing house chores, playing with children and others. Women love to find excuses and neglect their health, do not do the breast self-check but this might putting you at risk. No matter how hectic the life can be, a person will still spend the time to shower. Shokubutsu realised that shower time would be an ideal timing for breast self-check and practice this good habit. Please do your breast self-check every month, it is so easy peasy to take not more that 5 minutes during your shower. 
Step-by-step guide to breast self-check during shower.
  • Raise left arm behind your head
  • Glide soapy right hand and check left breast by placing middle 3 fingers firmly, using small circular movements around the breast to feel for lumps.
  • Always start from outside edge of breast, going inwards in circles.
  • Make sure that you check the entire breast, armpits and behind nipple.
  • Repeat the steps by using left hand to check on right breast
  • Do it every month without fail. Best time is always few days after your period, when your breast are less tender.
  • If you are no longer menstruating, simply select a regular dare for your monthly breast self-check.

Shokubutsu Pledge- To- Self- Check During Shower campaign will run from 1st October until 30th November 2015. Every bottle sold during the campaign period translates into 1 pledge where Shokubutsu will contribute RM 0.10 to NCSM, aims to raise RM 25,000 through the 250,000 pledges. There are few activities held to support this campaign such as nationwide roadshows, in-store promotions and social media activation.

Shokubutsu Malaysia Facebook :
Upload and share your pledge with your friends and receive a FREE 3D Mammogram with consultation voucher when you buy a Thin Prep (Pap Smear) at NCSM Cancer and Health Screening Clinic. 

Always bear in mind, breast cancer will not only affect you and your life, it also affects the life and happiness of everybody who love and care for you, so do breast self-check often for early breast cancer detection.

For more info, kindly log on to www.facebook.com/shokubutsumalaysia 

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