A well-lived present will make tomorrow, a better future.

A well-lived present will make tomorrow, a better future.

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grieve not the loss of breasts.

grieve not the loss of an anus.

grieve not the loss of an amputated limb.

grieve not the loss of a mentally healthy child.

It is all, but, the past.

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Breast cancer survivor (Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com)

welcome a new life beating breast cancer.

welcome a stoma, a new anus.

welcome a new prosthetic limb.

welcome a mentally well-rehabilitated child.

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Future (Photo by Tara Winstead on Pexels.com)

Live the present, the best one can.

For today, the ‘present’, well-lived,

will make a tomorrow,

a better future!

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Quote:-

“Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” – Bil Keane

‘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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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.


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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


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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Kerana lelaki tidak pakai coli, ke?

Kerana lelaki tidak pakai coli, ke?

(Google translated from English to Malay)

“Atuk, kenapa kamu tidak memakai coli?”
“Kerana saya lelaki. Lelaki tidak memakai coli.”
“Kenapa lelaki tak payah pakai coli?”
“Kerana masyarakat menentukan demikian.”
“Adakah sebab itu ramai wanita dapat kanser payudara? Dan lelaki tidak dapat kanser payudara? “
“…er… Lelaki juga, tapi jarang sekali.
” Kalau begitu, wanita tidak patut pakai coli lah!”
“..!!!”

Pada tahun 2018, dianggarkan 627,000 wanita meninggal dunia akibat barah payudara di seluruh dunia – itu adalah sekitar 15% daripada semua kematian akibat barah di kalangan wanita … dan ia masih meningkat. Ia jarang berlaku pada lelaki, sekitar 1% sahaja.

Rujukan
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

压力和乳腺癌

…还有一个潘多拉盒子 医生可能不愿意打开…

许多乳腺癌患者说,压力可能是导致乳腺癌的原因。是真的吗?
[谷歌翻译 Google translated]
许多乳腺癌患者说,压力可能是导致乳腺癌的原因。是真的吗?

Kanser payudara antara wanita dan lelaki: Penjelasan yang mudah

(Google translated from English to Malay)

“Atuk, kenapa kamu tidak memakai coli?”
“Kerana saya lelaki. Lelaki tidak memakai coli.”
“Kenapa lelaki tak payah pakai coli?”
“Kerana masyarakat menentukan demikian.”
“Adakah sebab itu ramai wanita dapat kanser payudara? Dan lelaki tidak dapat kanser payudara? “
“…er… Lelaki juga, tapi jarang sekali.
” Kalau begitu, wanita tidak patut pakai coli lah!”
“..!!!”

Pada tahun 2018, dianggarkan 627,000 wanita meninggal dunia akibat barah payudara di seluruh dunia – itu adalah sekitar 15% daripada semua kematian akibat barah di kalangan wanita … dan ia masih meningkat. Ia jarang berlaku pada lelaki, sekitar 1% sahaja.

Rujukan
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

夜班和患乳腺癌的风险

灯火通明! 太浪费电了!…她诊所的氛围就像一个夜总会咖啡馆。

Google translated…
根据Kristin(2018)的研究,工作夜班与乳腺癌平均增加32%相关,而夜间护士则特别高,与罹患乳腺癌的风险显着增加58%有关。 一二

研究表明,夜班工作诱发的癌症风险的潜在机制可能是由于晚上暴露于不自然的光线,褪黑激素的抑制或体内“生物钟”的破坏,生理变化,生活方式的干扰以及 维生素D含量降低(由于缺乏阳光)。 1,2但是,一些流行病学队列研究和病例对照研究的结果尚无定论1、2、3

马雪蕾博士在克里斯汀·詹金斯(Kristin Jenkins,2018)中提出,应安排长期夜班工人定期进行身体检查和癌症筛查。 一二