Monday, July 13, 2009

周美芬:除承受肉體痛苦‧乳癌患者擔憂丈夫反應

星洲日報‧2009.07.10



周美芬(次排左6)為網站主持推介後,與乳癌康復者在台上合照留念。(圖:星洲日報)

(吉隆坡)婦女、家庭及社會發展部副部長拿汀巴杜卡周美芬指出,數以千計的乳癌患者在患病後,最擔憂和牽掛的是丈夫的反應,及如何繼續維持1個美滿、幸福的家庭。

她說,女患者所承受的壓力除了肉體上的痛苦外,也擔心家庭是否會毀於一旦、四分五裂。

周美芬今日(週五,7月10日)為2009康復之路(Reach to Recovery 2009)網站http://www.pinkribbonr2r.my/主持推介禮時指出,為人夫者必須明白和支持患病的妻子或身旁女性,丈夫的支持和鼓勵是幫助患者的最主要動力。

她說,女性患癌所帶來的影響與國家發展息息相關,因為47%大馬患癌女性是職業女性。

僅53%女性自行檢查乳房.

她說,雖然乳癌是大馬女性的頭號殺手,但大馬國家人口及家庭發展局在2004年的調查發現,僅53.2%大馬女性自行進行乳房檢查。

她披露,衛生部在2002年的調查發現,在1872名進行乳房X光片檢查的女性當中,年齡介於41至60歲的女性佔83.1%,其中有3.8%女性懷疑患有癌症。

她表示,醫學到今日仍無法確認患上乳癌的病因,所以女性要時常自我檢查,提早發現病情可阻止癌細胞擴散到身體其它部位。

設康復之路網站‧讓患者互相交流
2009康復之路主席兼乳房外科醫生顧問迪瓦南指出,設立康復之路網站是為了讓乳癌患者有一個分享經驗、互相交流的管道。

他披露,康復之路網站是由一班乳癌康復者合力設立與管理,目的是與其他患者一起共同面對癌症,和分享走過抗癌之路的經驗。

他說,民眾可從網站獲悉一切相關資料,包括病者可食用的營養食品指南、求醫機構或單位;他也希望通過網站收集更多病者的資料,以掌握國內乳癌病患的最新數據。
The Star News: Saturday July 11, 2009

Now cancer patients can virtually learn about the illness

KUALA LUMPUR: When property manager Jessie Chai was diagnosed with breast cancer, she felt devastated. Her immediate thoughts were whether she could continue to eat sambal, practise Qi Gong or even where she could buy a wig.

“I went on a frantic search for information,” she said. “But I realised then that there was no related information based on Malaysians’ dietary habits and our style of living.

“Most of the information were for Westerners,” she said, adding that the thousands of pages she downloaded from websites and books were too clinical for her to understand.

To prevent Malaysian women like Chai from flailing in the dark, the breast cancer survivors’ support group Pink Ribbon had launched its website at www.pinkribbonr2r.my with information on the illness.

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said the group played a significant role in providing peer support to breast cancer patients.

“One woman, who previously has been treated for cancer, can be a valuable source of support for another who has been recently diagnosed,” she said, adding that some 1.2 million people worldwide had cancer. The illness kills 400,000 people yearly.

Chew urged women to conduct breast self-examination regularly and go for mammogram screening each year, adding that 31% of cancer patients in Malaysia had breast cancer.

She said women, who were above 40 years old with a household income of RM5,000 or less, would also be eligible for a RM50 subsidy if they were to go for screening at private mammogram centres registered with the National Population and Family Development Board.

1 comment:

july201007113 said...

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