SUBANG JAYA, Oct 2 – In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October and the hospital’s 38th anniversary this year, Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) has once again joined hands with the Subang Jaya state constituency to sponsor 38 3D mammogram screenings worth more than RM14,000 for women in Subang Jaya, especially those from underserved communities.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Malaysian women, and 7.8 million women were diagnosed in the past five years, making it the world’s most prevalent cancer.
SJMC believes that hospitals are vital to the community and is committed to make a positive impact. As part of its commitment to the Subang Jaya community, this initiative was launched in 2020 to advocate for equal opportunities in quality health care while emphasising preventive care.
“SJMC has grown over the last 38 years – from our humble beginnings to a well-known private health care regionally, but it is part of our legacy giving back to our community.
“We advocate for prevention and early screenings because it truly saves lives. And are proud of our remarkable 100 per cent five-year survival rate for patients with Stage One breast cancer, making this one of the highest in the region.
“For the third consecutive year, we are honoured to collaborate with Subang Jaya assemblywoman YB Michelle Ng on this initiative as we trust that these mammogram screenings will benefit the women in our community who need them,” said Bryan Lin, SJMC chief executive officer.
“SJMC is one of our valued partners in Subang Jaya and we have worked together closely on several initiatives for the community.
“This early screening for breast cancer initiative goes a long way for the women who would truly benefit from it. I appreciate SJMC for their contribution as their support not only raises awareness but also ensures accessibility to life-saving mammograms,” said Subang Jaya state assemblywoman Michelle Ng.
Breast cancer, when detected early, offers a much higher chance of successful treatment and recovery. Studies have found that patients with breast cancer have an 85 per cent fove-year survival rate when detected early, as compared to a 19 per cent five-year survival rate when detected at Stage Four.
3D mammograms enhance the chances of detecting breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages, potentially saving lives and improving outcomes for women everywhere.
By providing a three-dimensional view of breast tissue, this screening enables earlier detection of abnormalities, reducing false positives and unnecessary follow-up tests.
SJMC has also provided 300 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) PCR self-sampling swabs to women in the Subang Jaya community to eliminate cervical cancer through early detection.