It is my mission and advocacy to educate women. Currently, there is a lack of breast health and imaging awareness, particularly in Asian women. I would like to empower them to make a well-informed decision regarding their breast health. Knowledge is power but it will be more powerful if women will take charge and be proactive about their breast health by showing up yearly or every 2 years for their breast screening from 40 years old onwards and younger if they have a significant family history.
I would like to emphasise the importance of preventive medicine and self-care. We live in a dynamic world and with the busyness of our work, personal lives, kids, and the demands of household chores while juggling our careers, it is inevitable to put aside our health.
A woman diagnosed with breast cancer has a better chance of surviving the disease if detected early by imaging: a mammogram, breast ultrasound, or both. Women should regularly book an appointment for breast tests before they can feel a lump and before their doctor can feel it. She should not need to wait until they are 50 years old to get a mammogram. Women should not wait for a change, a lump or symptoms in their breasts. While more people are being diagnosed with breast cancer each year, thanks to improved screening techniques and treatments, fewer people are dying from the disease.
If you’re a woman aged 40, it is time for you to book a mammogram appointment!
But what wisdom can I share with you? Your health is your investment. You don’t have to wait to feel a lump to get a mammogram. Get checked even if you don’t feel anything. Preventive medicine is the key to your breast health. Breast cancer awareness should not be only in October, it should be all year round. Awareness is not enough; it is time to take action and prioritise your mammogram appointment in your calendar. Download my breast imaging webinar here. Breast self-examination When doing your monthly self-breast check, for example, on the 1st day of the month, please do not look for any lumps and bumps. Looking for any lump in your breasts and armpits especially if you do this every day will drive you mad and insane. Please do not do that. My expert advice is to know your normal lumps and bumps. A woman’s breasts are expected to be lumpy and bumpy normally anyway. Every day and depending on your menstrual cycle, your breasts will be changing which can sometimes cause undue anxiety and stress. If you are unsure or have breast lumps or symptoms, do not delay booking your appointment with your doctor. Download Women’s and Breast Imaging’s self-examination brochure here.
I am happy to announce that I have been NOMINATED for this year's Women Changing the World Awards presented by Oprah Winfrey's all-time favourite guest, Dr. Tererai Trent! 🤩 I couldn't be more honoured! ✨
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