Breast cancer incidences now the most common…

Breast cancer incidences now the most common…

Cancer (Photo by Ivan Samkov on Pexels.com)

According to WHO, in 2020, cancer is a leading cause of death.

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The most common NEW cases were breast cancer (2.26 millions)! It has overtaken lung cancer’s place!

New cases of lung cancer is in the second place (2.21 million cases), followed by colon and rectum (1.93 million cases); prostate; skin (non-melanoma); and stomach (1.09 million cases).

Cervical cancer is not in this top list. It used to be higher than breast cancer decades ago. Have systematic screenings and HPV vaccination played a big role?

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The most common causes of cancer DEATH in 2020 were: lung (1.80 million deaths); colon and rectum; liver ; stomach; and then breast (685 000 deaths).

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Breast cancer incidences is now the most common… displacing lung cancer.

Have increased awareness and early screenings increase the number?

Have these strategies conversely lower the number of breast cancer deaths, as compared to the other cancers?

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‘God gives and God takes…’

‘God gives and God takes…’

Praying to God (Photo by MART PRODUCTION on Pexels.com)

I did a few surveys with cancer patients many years ago, about life with cancer… patients from private as well as public hospitals.

I remember this philosophical view from a Muslim woman with breast cancer.

“Doctor told me I came in late for treatment. He gave me the most,… two years. But I believe that God is the one who gives us life, God only will decide when to take me…”

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Pantun Kanser Payudara

Pantun Kanser Payudara (A poem on cancer breast – revised)

A Woman First‘ is pleased to welcome a guest writer. He is Dato’ Dr. Ziaudin Ahamed Bin Abdul Kareem, an advocate for Quality of Life. ‘Pantun Kanser Payudara’ means a poetry about breast cancer.

A Woman First‘ dengan berbesar hati menyambut penulis undangan. Beliau ialah Dato ’Dr. Ziaudin Ahamed Bin Abdul Kareem, seorang Pengamal Perubatan Paliatif.

Pantun Kanser Payudara

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“女人优先”很高兴欢迎特邀作家。他是拿督的Ziaudin Ahamed Bin Abdul Kareem博士,生活质量的倡导者。 “ Pantun Kanser Payudara”是一首关于乳腺癌的诗。

The above poem can be summarised as /Puisi di atas dapat diringkaskan sebagai:/以上诗可概括为

男女乳腺癌:一个简单的方程式。

(Google translated from English to Chinese)

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“爷爷,你怎么不戴胸罩?”

“因为我是男人。 男人不戴胸罩“

“为什么男人不戴胸罩?”

“因为社会如此定义。”

”这就是为什么女人得乳腺癌而男人不戴胸罩的原因。“

” ………..男人也是如此, 但是很少。”

“如果是这样,女人就不应该戴胸罩!”

“… !!!”

 

据估计,2018年,全球有627,000名妇女死于乳腺癌,约占妇女所有癌症死亡人数的15%…而且这个数字还在继续增加。 它在男性中很少见,仅约1%。

Ref.
Breast Cancer Worldwide.
https://www.abcglobalalliance.org/articles/breast-cancer-worldwide accessed on the 26, Sep, 2020

WHO Breast cancer.
https://www.who.int/cancer/prevention/diagnosis-screening/breast-cancer/en/
accessed on the 26, Sep, 2020

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Breast cancer- a brave admission in art form

Breast cancer- a brave admission in art form (poem- a tercet)

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I saw this picture in the pexel collection,
I admire her bravery in admission
against femininely- accepted definition.

The pose seems to be for art-form
many would think it was not so warm
to be received as a new norm.

Mastectomees-by-choice will not frown
at the new level, she has taken taboo to,
for they will approve, too, privately with their open gowns.


happy asian woman with scars after breast removal
Breast cancer- a brave admission (Photo by Michelle Leman on Pexels.com)

Quote:-

I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex.- Angelina Jolie


Pantun Kanser Payudara

Pantun Kanser Payudara (A poem on cancer breast – revised)

A Woman First‘ is pleased to welcome a guest writer. He is Dato’ Dr. Ziaudin Ahamed Bin Abdul Kareem, an advocate for Quality of Life. ‘Pantun Kanser Payudara’ means a poetry about breast cancer.

A Woman First‘ dengan berbesar hati menyambut penulis undangan. Beliau ialah Dato ’Dr. Ziaudin Ahamed Bin Abdul Kareem, seorang Pengamal Perubatan Paliatif.

Pantun Kanser Payudara

Read by: Zurainawaty A Rahman, PNC, Gp 2/92

“女人优先”很高兴欢迎特邀作家。他是拿督的Ziaudin Ahamed Bin Abdul Kareem博士,生活质量的倡导者。 “ Pantun Kanser Payudara”是一首关于乳腺癌的诗。

The above poem can be summarised as /Puisi di atas dapat diringkaskan sebagai:/以上诗可概括为