BAC Brings Mobile Breast Clinic to Campus

Over the years, breast cancer awareness campaigns have significantly increased, leading to earlier detection and improved survival rates. It is important for women to perform regular self-exams and schedule routine ultrasounds and mammograms to catch any abnormalities early on. 

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on 8th March, the BAC Education Group collaborated with the Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA) of Malaysia, and organised a Breast Cancer Awareness campaign on Wednesday, 13th March. 

Held from 10am-5pm on Wednesday, 13th March at the Ground Floor of the PJ campus, BCWA, via their MURNI Mobile Clinic, conducted Clinical Breast Examinations (CBE). On ground to help students, staff, and visitors at the booth were medical students from IMU Malaysia, who explained through multiple sessions, the proper way of doing a self-breast examination.

This event aimed to raise awareness about breast health and the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Those who dropped by to learn more also received educational materials on breast self-examinations and how to promote breast health. 

Matron Chew of BCWA explained, “Early detection of breast cancer is crucial for successful treatment and increased survival rates. Regular screenings, such as mammograms and self-exams, can help detect breast cancer in its early stages when it is most treatable.” 

The MURNI Mobile Clinic also provided information on the services they offer, including mammograms and breast ultrasounds for those interested in further screening.  

At the end of the day, more than 50 women visited the BCWA booth. The event was a success in educating the community on the importance of regular breast examinations for early detection of any abnormalities. The BCWA team was able to provide valuable information and resources to those who stopped by, emphasizing the importance of early detection in improving outcomes for breast cancer patients, and the positive response from attendees demonstrated the impact of raising awareness in local communities. 

With initiatives like these, more people should prioritise their health by taking advantage of the resources available, scheduling routine screenings, and seeking medical attention when necessary.

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