Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Pink Sister Movement!

First of all, my apologies for doing this tag so late. Thank goodness it's still October so no one can really sue me... hehe. Thanks to both Marzie and Crystal for tagging me with this meme, all about Breast Cancer Awareness.

PS. Please come up with your own contribution on breast cancer awareness.

I'd like to share these 10 myths of breast cancer.

1. Men can't get breast cancer.

This breast cancer myth is highly believed by many people. Although women develop breast cancer at a higher rate, men CAN develop breast cancer too. About 1600 men will develop breast cancer in the US this year.

2. Underwire bras can cause breast cancer.

There was a rumor circulating years ago about underwire bras causing cancer. The good thing is that this myth is NOT true.

3. Women under 40 don't get breast cancer.

Yes, a woman's risk of developing breast cancer increases with age, but women of all ages can develop breast cancer. This is why women of all ages need to perform a monthly breast self exam.

4. Antiperspirants and deodorants can cause breast cancer.

This is probably the most popular breast cancer myth of all. The rumor indicated that when you used deodorant or an antiperspirant AND then cut yourself while shaving, a chemical could leak into the skin, causing breast cancer. Thank goodness this ISN'T true, but many women still go without wearing deodorant because of the myth.

5. Birth control pills cause cancer.

Birth control pills do contain a small amounts of estrogen, however the amount is so small, it is not even a factor in breast cancer development. if you have any concerns about the use of oral contraceptives and breast cancer, please talk to your physician.

6. Mammograms can spread breast cancer, or even cause it.

The amount of radiation is so low that there is no doubt that mammograms are safe. There is a standard for safety established for mammograms by the American College of Radiology, and is mandated by Congress.

7. A lump in the breast is breast cancer.

A lump in the breast can indicate many things, not just cancer. More than 80% of lumps found are benign.

8. Breast cancer only develops in one breast.

Breast cancer has the ability to develop, or spread in both breasts.

9. A mastectomy is the only treatment of breast cancer.

There are several treatments for breast cancer including chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Mastectomy is not the only option.

10. Women with small breasts have a very low risk of developing breast cancer.

The amount of breast tissue a woman has does not affect her risk factor for developing breast cancer. Breast cancer does not discriminate against large or small breasts.


The rules are easy...
  • Put the logo in your blog
  • Add a link to the person who shared it with you
  • Nominate at least 7 other blogs
  • Add your link to the list of participants below
  • Leave a message to your nominees on their blogs

Pink Sisterhood members

1- Fara 2- Massy 3- N.O.Y 4- Mariuca 5- A Great Pleasure 6- LadyJava 7- Kim 8- Pink Thoughts 9- Turn-u-Off 10- Roxiticus Desperate Housewives 11- STAY AT HOME MOM 12- Fida Abbott 13- Also Mommy 14- Janice Ng 15- The Painted Veil 16- Confessions Of A Breathing Tote Bag 17- Mumblings 18-YOU Next!

And since I did this tag quite late, I'm not tagging anyone cos it wouldn't be fair to them to be given such short notice but if you'd still like to participate, then by all means! :D But you'd better hurry cos there's only 2 days to go for the month of October!


  1. What? Men can get breast cancer too?

    *quickly feeling all over my chest!*

    Gee, and I thought it was exclusively for women only. Guess I'm going to be checking my urrmmm, chest areas more often :D

  2. Sudah buat this tag! :)
    But pasal yang deodorant tu bah..memang nda logik langsung oh kan?? and Crystal's Aunt passed away last year due to breast cancer..sedih because she was already in the critical stage when she found out about it..

  3. Nessa, sya teda pula tu links hahaha... because si Nika tagged me without those links. :D

    Ya, KadusMama sedih betul kannn... Sekarang one of our aunts pun on chemo di Australia. At first, dia ada buat mammo di KK, but normal seja result dia. Don't know how, dia ngam2 pegi Australia dan buat check-up, di sana kena detected, stage 2!

  4. Spiff ~ Haha... very funny! Well, I didn't know men get BC too. Now we know. Don't forget to do the BSE regularly!

  5. Kadus Mama ~ Thumbs up for doing the tag! :)

    Ya, sia pun ada dingar juga pasal deodorant tapi inda la sampai inda mo pakai, teruk la ketiak busuk nanti! Haha

    Oh, I'm so sori to hear about your aunt :(

  6. Crystal ~ Oh, like dat ka, well, inda apa bah tu :) Marzie tagged me first, so dat's why ada tu links.

    Sori to hear about your aunts. Fortunately your other aunt detected hers early ya. Let's pray for her recovery.

  7. hi nessa! thanks for joining this sisterhood! i'll add u to my list! :)

    btw, you've been awarded! :)

  8. Jean ~ Thanks Ms Yummylicious! :D And a million thanks for awarding me with those lovely awards too :)

  9. Yes Spiffy!! Men oso can get, even spacemen he he!! :):):)

  10. Morning Nessa!!! Here to add u to the PS list now, yay! :):):)

  11. Thanks for taking part, now must think what else to tag u with he he!! ;)

    Oh happy weekend. :)

  12. Marzie ~ Morning dear!! Thanks for adding me in your list. Errr, sila2 tag, just don't give me the tough ones ya. Have mercy on me... hehehe

    Happy weekend to you too! :D


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