Power Over Cervical Cancer

I have been procrastinating for a pap smear test and after reading an article in The Sun, It’s Possible To Wipe Out Cervical Cancer (Source: BERNAMA) I realised that I really have to go and have myself tested for cervical cancer. According to consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist Datuk Dr Nor Ashikin Mokhtar, “It is entirely possible to wipe out cervical cancer, if there are concerted efforts in screening and vaccination.” She pointed out that cervical cancer is preventable and if diagnosed early, also curable, unlike breast cancer.

The article also pointed to National Cancer Society of Malaysia where we can take Risk Test online. I followed the link and landed on Power Over Cervical Cancer website. I took the test.

Todate 521 women (that would be including me) have taken the online test. My result:

You’ve answered more of Yes or Don’t know

This means you have a higher risk to develop cervical cancer

Talk to your doctor to get a better understanding about your risks for cervical cancer.

As part of it’s Power Over Cervical Cancer Campaign, the National Cancer Society of Malaysia has launched Pink Mobile to make scheduled stops at the most popular spots in Klang Valley including Kuala Lumpur until December 12, 2009.

Below is the current schedule:

Wednesday
Date: 18th November 2009
Venue 1: KL City Center Drive Around, 4.00pm
Venue 2: Ladies Nite @ Twenty One Kitchen & Bar, 7.00pm

Thursday
Date: 19th November 2009
Venue 1: AMP Astro, Bukit Jalil, 10.00am – 2.00pm
Venue 2: Bukit Jalil LRT Station, 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Friday
Date: 20th November 2009
Venue 1: Jalan Ampang (Ampang Park, Menara Citibank), 12.00 noon
Venue 2: Menara UOA, Jalan Kia Peng, 5.00pm

Saturday
Date: 21st November 2009
Venue: Bangsar Shopping Center, 12.00 noon – 8.00pm

Sunday – Breakfast with POCC Pink Mobile
Date: 22nd November 2009
Venue: Taman Tasik Perdana, Tapak B, 7.00am – 3.00pm

Please, if you are near the stopovers, do make an effort to drop by and get yourself tested for the Risk Test.

Here’s a quick-facts sheet about Cervical Cancer:

cervical cancer quick facts

Support the movement to beat cervical cancer. Use the Power Over Cervical Cancer logo or icons to tell your friends and all women about cervical cancer.ย Find out More About Cervical Cancer

And yes, I will go for a real Pap Smear test next week on Monday. I hope I am not too late.

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19 Comments

  1. Kak Emila, morning.
    Saya dah pun buat ujian paps smear tu bln lepas. Sekejap je, tak makan masa lama pun. Kalau ikutkan, semua wanita berumur lebih 25 thn ke atas mesti buat ujian ni setiap tahun. Walaupun ada yg masih belum berkahwin. Elok pergi segera.

    … mencegah lebih baik drp mengubati.

  2. I hope you can help me for a university project we are creating an online cervical cancer awareness website, facebook and twitter. I am writing to you to ask permission to use your cervical cancer quick facts picture as it would be extremely useful for our campaign!

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