Have you heard of the 'More Than A Mammo' programme?
CANCER Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF) and Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya (SDMC SJ) in Selangor have recently launched the "More Than A Mammo" Programme targeted to increase awareness and uptake of mammogram screening for breast cancer.
The programme aims to reach out to 1,000 Malaysian women by offering mammograms at a subsidised rate of RM50.
To participate, you need to be:
- A Malaysian woman aged 40 and above
- No personal history of breast cance
- Have not gone for a mammogram for the last 12 months.
However, if you are less than 40 years of age and have a close relative with breast cancer, you should consult your doctor about the benefits and limitations of mammograms.
With a doctor's referral, you are still eligible for the study.
If you are interested, do register at the Breast Care Centre, 1st Floor Outpatient Centre, Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya, Mondays to Fridays, or telephone +603-5639 1340 or log on to www.carif.com.my for more information.I remember last year when I brought my mom for the mammogram test at a private medical centre, it costs MYR120.
So, if you fits the criteria and care of your health, I strongly encourage you all to go for the test; this time for a good cause too!