More than just a pink #OOTD

Christian Dior once said “Every woman should have something pink in her wardrobe. It is the colour of happiness.” While we are certainly with Dior on this one, the significance of a pink OOTD is also a symbol of breast cancer awareness for us this month. Breast cancer awareness however should extend beyond that and we encourage you to continue with breast self-examinations and ways of prevention. More below.

According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer, and causing the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women worldwide. While breast cancer rates are higher among women in more developed regions, the rates are increasing in nearly every region globally. Celebrities from Southeast Asia like Pan Ling Ling, to those in the US like Angelina Jolie among others have been impacted by this deadly disease.

The exact cause remains unclear, but some factors increase the risk of breast cancer.

While there are risk factors we can’t control such as genetics, some things we can are lifestyle and dietary habits.

Beneficial foods for your diet

Lifestyle changes can help lower cancer risk

Early detection of breast cancer is important as it is associated with an increased number of available treatment options, increased survival, and improved quality of life. While there is no definitive method of preventing breast cancer, aim for early detection with mammograms (if you are above 40) or breast ultrasounds (if you are below the age of 40).

So whenever you put on that pink OOTD, remember prevention is better than cure. Let’s fight breast cancer together💪🏻

For more information and support, refer to the following links:

National Breast Cancer Organisation
Breast Cancer Foundation 
Singapore Cancer Society