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Category: Health

6 Aug

It’s YOUR life, why take a chance?

Exactly what the title means, why would you take a chance with your life? As women, we believe in stereotypes that we are caregivers, and nurturers which make us think of others around us more than ourselves. That is the reason why the term 'Superwoman' exists because they can work full day, yet come home to care for their children, sometimes parents, cook and even clean. There have been so many times we, as females neglect ourselves from how we look to a major thing we always overlook, our HEALTH! Did you know that every day, six new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in Malaysia? It is also the second most common cancer amongst females in Malaysia. Many of...
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22 Jul

The Taboo called ‘cancer’

Recent events have encouraged me to write this post because of the challenges I've been facing due to cultural taboos. I did think more than twice on how I should write this, and whether I should or not. My intuition tells me I should and here I am writing this for those who have friends or family who is currently having cancer at a young age. I believe I have mentioned in my interviews with publications and newspapers that I felt very ALONE while I was wearing the colostomy bag, and even during recovery. I've searched online countless times for a support group in Malaysia because I wanted to speak to someone MY age who was going through this. However, most...
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2 Apr

Healthy diet for cancer patients and survivors

A healthy diet is something I preach every single day to everyone around me ( I apologize if I nag sometimes), but YOU are what YOU eat! Of course, it got me thinking along the lines of sharing it with the other young cancer survivors and patients as we have a whole life ahead of us, and we have to prevent a relapse from happeming. Plus, learning how to cook our own meals means that we know exactly what we are putting in our mouths. That's exactly what happened, NCSM along with Panasonic Malaysia organized a cooking class with a healthy 3 course meal for our young cancer patients and survivors support group. They could bring their caretakers along to learn as...
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4 Jan

Donations achieved for the National Cancer society of Malaysia

If you guys recall my project last year in raising cancer awareness and donations for the National Cancer Society of Malaysia's first cancer information system(a hotline you can call to enquire about anything related to cancer), I am so happy to announce that we've reached the target of 50,000 SHARES and LIKES and more! Not only did we achieve 50,000 which means RM50,000 to NCSM but RM52,000 was donated by Axa Affin Life Berhad because there were more shares and likes! I would like to personally thank everyone who SHARED, and LIKED the postings. Not forgetting those cancer patients, survivors, and caretakers who bared their stories to all of us, a heartfel THANK YOU  from lil ol me :) Shooting the last...
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16 Oct

What disease may be a silent killer?

Being a health advocate, I lead a pretty healthy lifestyle (or I would like to think), such as eating right (more fruits and vegetables, hardly any red meat or oily food), exercising and trying to reduce stress. Even prior to having cancer, I lead this type of lifestyle except less exercising and I was sometimes overwhelmed with stress. Although cancer came as a shocker, and I started changing my lifestyle after to prevent a relapse, my mom throughout the entire time for the past 10 years has been living with Type 2 Diabetes. When we first found out, all of us tried to encourage her to change her habits especially eating less carbohydrates and sweet things. However, as the years went...
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7 Jun

When your dreams are ruined because of cancer

Pledge and Share For every share, AXA AFFIN will donate RM1 to National Cancer Society Malaysia.   Allen, then 29 had saved up enough money to open a café with his friends, he was stoked that his dreams were about to come true! The only thing puzzling him was the fact that he kept having severe gastric pains. Initially, he went to see a Chinese doctor, and started taking herbs which helped the pain, but it would come back. His girlfriend made him see a specialist, and that’s when his café dreams suddenly seem so far away! He was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer, which showed that it has already spread to his lymph nodes, lungs, and liver. He had to have immediate surgery...
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16 May

A full life as a mother after having cancer

I have met Pei Shan since getting together with Ben, as they were close friends, and he did mentioned to me before that Pei Shan used to have cancer. Of course back then, I didn’t want to pry too much as Ben didn’t know too much as well. It must have been a true coincidence that Pei Shan recently contacted Ben for assistance on a matter, and when he went to see her, he saw her with her two lovely boys, Lucas, and Liam! He came back very inspired, and told me, “Loo Pei Shan is one amazing person, how she can laugh, and smile and truly act like no cares in the world after experiencing cancer and it’s treatment!’’ A sneak...
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