Our Mission

Our aim is to bring awareness about breast cancer to women in Malta. One in eight women will face the fight against cancer during her lifetime. This year we are also introducing the Movember campaign where focus turns to men’s health, particularly prostate and testicular cancer.  Early detection can help save lives. Detecting cancer at an early stage requires education and support.

We invite you to explore, donate and to spread the message.

Awareness

Distributing the right information on how to protect and check yourself for breast, testicular and prostate cancer to a wide audience.

Encouragement

Introducing regular check-ups and taking action when things don’t seem right.

Donation

Every donation that comes in helps NGOs continue the invaluable work they do with patients, encouraging both men and women to face their fears by educating themselves in the diagnosis and treatment of breast, testicular and prostate cancer. Donations also fund research, equipment and programmes for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women all over the world. In Malta, around 300 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Adopting a healthy lifestyle may reduce one’s risk of developing breast cancer. Early diagnosis through breast awareness and regular mammography screening will lead to better outcomes and improved survival.

BE BREAST AWARE

1

Know what is normal for your breasts

2

Know what to look and feel for

3

Look and feel

4

Report any changes to your doctor

HOW TO CHECK YOUR BREAST

REDUCE YOUR RISK

Making healthy lifestyle choices will lower your risk of developing breast cancer.

1

Eat a balanced nutritious diet containing vegetables, wholegrain cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds and proteins.

2

Get regular, moderate-intensity physical activity for at least half an hour on most days of the week.

3

Keep a healthy body weight.

4

Avoid or limit your alcohol intake.

5

If possible, breastfeed your newborn baby at least for the first six months of life.

6

Avoid tobacco use and second hand smoke.

EARLY DETECTION CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE

Women between the ages of 50 and 69 years are invited for free mammography screening.

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PROSTATE CANCER

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men with about 210 being diagnosed per year.

The chances of developing prostate cancer increase with age. Not everyone experiences symptoms. If there is a family history of prostate cancer, if you are over 50 years of age, a heavy smoker or experience a sudden worsening in the ability to pass urine, you should get your prostate checked. If you are concerned even without any of the above you can still get yourself checked out. Most of the symptoms men experience with the urine stream are NOT due to prostate cancer but due to a normal process of prostate growth.

TESTICULAR CANCER

Cancer of the testes is not common and usually affects men between the ages of 15 and 49 years.

At the same time each month, check for any change in the normal look or feel of your testicles. Look for:

swelling or lumps
change in weight, shape or size
feeling of pain

HOW TO CHECK YOUR TESTICLES

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