November 15, 2013

Cancer Outreach Campaign

Cancer is a word that can weaken a person's faith and fear for death. The fear itself is a horrible feeling. Many years ago I had one uncle who was my father's best friend, suffered cancer. He underwent chemotherapy at General Hospital in Kuching. I visited him two times. I feel resentful that I didn't visit him more frequent. My uncle had diabetes, his leg was removed and he suffered poor eye sights. He was indeed a bad example because he continued to drink beer despite his diabetes condition got worsened. After diabetes, the cancer happened. I felt heart burdened to see my aunt nursing him at the hospital. They were not rich. If they are, they would afford to buy milk powder for his necessary nutrition. A small can of this milk powder costs more than RM60 that time. His body was weak after chemotherapy. The mouth soreness and ulceration caused him barely can swallow solid food. The milk powder is the only solution for cancer patients to gain nutrition and energy. Otherwise, their body will not be bearable for the following treatments. The cost for chemotherapy is not a small amount to the low income group.

We should have compassion for cancer patients. Alleviate their pain by supporting them either financially or emotionally. I received an invitation from Lion & Lion, the digital agency to write a post about cancer awareness. AXA AFFIN is now working in collaboration with National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) to support cancer patients currently undergoing chemotherapy. They will be funding chemotherapy daycare usage for one cancer patient for every blogger that links back to their 110CancerCare website in their efforts to care for cancer patients. Thus my post will help a cancer patient one-day funding for their daycare usage at NCSM Treatment Centre.

We can't predict how, where and when the formation of cancer cell. But we can prevent it. Live a healthy lifestyle, eat healthy and exercise regularly. The most important thing is to have a medical card in hand. When the unfortunate event strike, no one will not want to burden his / her family for funding to pay their medical bills. Visit AXA's 110 Cancer Care website, spread it to your loved ones. Prevention is better than cure!

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