The month of October is known worldwide as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now, more than ever, the Breast Cancer Foundation, Health Promotion Board, National Cancer Centre Singapore, National University Cancer Institute Singapore and Singapore Cancer Society want to remind everyone and make it known that Every Woman Matters.
According to the latest cancer registry report, 1 out of 14 women in Singapore will develop the condition before the age of 75. One woman somewhere in the world is diagnosed with the disease every 19 seconds. And as with any health condition, timing is everything. Early detection helps in treating the condition. Every woman matters, and so every woman should go out and get tested — or at the very least, do self-testing.
It has been proven time and again that when women come together, great things happen. Through The Young Women's Network, women aged 44 and below who have developed the disease can find pillars, in the form of other women, to lean on to.