Monday September 17, 2012
Educating Malaysians about cancer
THE National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) states its mission thus: “To ensure that no Malaysian fears cancer by creating an understanding of cancer that leads to prevention and early detection, and by providing the best possible care and support for those affected by cancer.”
NCSM’s programmes aim to educate the public on prevention, screening and early detection of cancer. The society wants to raise the standards of cancer services in Malaysia by providing the best and most state-of-the-art facilities for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. At the moment, it has the only 3D mammogram machine in the country.
NCSM also holds activities such as the Look Good, Feel Good make-up and skincare classes, beading classes and swimming lessons, besides support groups for men and women. These activities aim to empower those affected by cancer and help them maintain a high quality of life.
NCSM needs volunteers for its numerous programmes and events. Those who wish to volunteer will receive 10 hours of training from the NCSM.
“We have training programmes for people who might be interested to give two Sundays a month to help, or maybe once a month, or whenever they are needed,” said NCSM vice-president Clare Ratnasingham. “We need people to go out into the corporate world to recruit teams. We also need people to work the databases, and do research for us, for example, on the latest in cancer treatment.”
There is definitely a lot to do in NCSM, and those interested can call 03-2698 7300, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Visit cancer.org.my for more information on the NCSM.
Cancer survivors show their support for patients