Shokubutsu and the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) have collaborated in their continuous efforts to give back to the community and raise awareness of the importance of regular breast self-checks to help women detect the early symptoms of breast cancer and seek early prevention.
Held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month and aligned to the Shokubutsu ‘YOU are my pink reason’ campaign in cooperation with KPWKM and National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM), the event saw free clinical breast examinations given to KPWKM staff via the Shokubutsu Pink Ribbon Mobile Truck. Conducted by NCSM nurses, KPWKM staff were not only screened but were also taught the correct method on conducting breast self-examination and symptoms to look out for in breast cancer.
The Shokubutsu ‘YOU are my pink reason’ campaign is now in its fourth year since 2015. Shokubutsu forges ahead leading efforts to cultivate the habit of doing breast self-checks during shower as it is one of the most convenient method to detect abnormalities that signals for immediate medical attention. This can help lead to early detection of breast cancer and increase survival rate.
“To date, we have examined 386 women in three Klang Valley locations and out of that number, 17 women were detected with suspected lumps in their breasts and were advised to proceed with further checks. This reiterates the importance of early detection and treatment as essential steps in fighting breast cancer,” said Southern Lion Sdn Bhd R & D and factory director Naoyuki Egawa.The Health