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Mozzies breed in home ponds - MARCH 7, 2004
MARCH 7, 2004 SUN

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Boob job may mask killer

I REFER to the recent advertisements on the breast-screening programme - to get women to go for regular mammograms as early detection of cancer can save breasts and lives - placed by the Health Promotion Board.

However, the advertisement failed to emphasise that it may not be suitable for women with breast implants.

As reported in The Sunday Times on Oct 19 last year, breast enlargement will cause interference with mammograms.

It was also reported that implants are big business, worth an estimated $10 million a year, and that they involve mainly breast enlargement.

How would this group of women save themselves through early detection of breast cancer?

Perhaps it is time for these women to make a choice and for some women's groups, cancer institutions and charities to launch campaigns to educate women to be contented with what nature has given them.

Beauty, after all, is in the eye of the beholder.

Lee Soh Hong (Miss)
Founder of CancerStory.com

 

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