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An Education in Pink: Breast Density & Cancer Awareness

Did you know that breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Malaysian women? And the density of your breast plays a role in identifying cancer tumors? Yet, there is little awareness on breast tissue density and its implications on breast cancer. Breast density potentially increases a woman’s risk for breast cancer as it poses more difficulties in identifying the existence of cancer on a mammogram.

Breast density is determined by factors such as hormones, age and ethnicity – where Asian women have been found to have typically denser breasts. Studies have found that 1 in 20 women in Malaysia will develop breast cancer once in their lifetime. The infographic below captures a snapshot of what breast density is, the statistics in Malaysia as well as the possible solution to help women around the world.

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