More Than A Mammo Programme
“More than a Mammo, more than a Mammo to me..ee..ee”
- The mammogram is the most reliable method to detect breast cancer at an early stage?
- Mammograms are considered to be the gold standard for detection of early breast cancer in women because it can detect abnormal breast changes or growths up to two years before any other symptom is noticeable. Countries with high mammogram screenings among women often report better survival rates for breast cancer patients.
- All women over 50 should have a mammogram every 2 years. Women aged 40-50 may also benefit from having a mammogram.
- Women with a close relative with breast cancer should consider having screening at an earlier age. Most women do not have regular mammograms and the majority of breast cancer in Malaysia presents at a late stage.
- Women with higher mammographic density have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. We now know that genes and lifestyle factors can affect mammographic density, and we need more information to help us to develop better ways to fight breast cancer.
We are recruiting 1000 Malaysian women to participate in this study.
Am I eligible to participate?
To participate, you need to:
- be a Malaysian woman.
- be 40 years of age or older*.
- have no personal history of breast cancer.
- have not gone for a mammogram for the last 12 months.
*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.
In addition, we ask you to:
- donate a small amount of blood.
- complete a questionnaire about factors that relate to breast cancer such as whether you have ever been pregnant, your age when your menstrual periods began, your exercise and other habits.
- have a mammogram at Breast Care Centre, Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya.
How do I make an appointment?
A doctor’s referral is not required to make an appointment, although you may wish to consult your doctor about the benefits and limitations of mammograms so that you can make an informed choice about going for the screening.
To make an appointment, please call: 03-5639 1340
Breast Care Centre,
1st Floor Outpatient Centre,
Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya,
1, SS12/1A, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.