YKPI Encourages the Government to Press the Rate of Advanced Stage Breast Canceradmin
Jakarta – The Indonesian Breast Cancer Foundation (YKPI) encourages the government to reduce the number of people with advanced breast cancer in Indonesia.
This was stated by the Chairperson of YKPI Linda Agum Gumelar on the sidelines of the 2018 Fun Walk, in commemoration of the month of caring for international breast cancer, at Car Free Day Senayan, Jakarta, Sunday (7/10).
To the media crew, Linda explained that currently there are an average of 125 out of 100,000 residents with breast cancer. While the results of research at the Dharmais Cancer Hospital Jakarta, of all cancer patients, 40 percent of them were breast cancer.
“Breast cancer is the most patient in Indonesia. And 70 percent come from an advanced stage, “Linda said in an activity supported by the Double Tree of the Hilton Hotel.
Breast cancer trends in Indonesia are increasingly increasing. Throughout the examination conducted by the YKPI Car Mammography Unit (UMM) for the period of 2016-2018, 1.4 percent of breast cancer patients were suspected of being malignant.
“Of the 1.2 percent and now more than 10,000 checks. Now 1.4 percent is suspected of being malignant,” she explained.
The cause of breast cancer, Linda continued, cannot be confirmed validly. But the trigger can come from fatty foods, rarely exercise, stress, pollution, and an increase in the hormone estrogen.
After the patient also varies. Although it generally attacks women over 40 years, many cases occur, where cancer patients come from a relatively early age.
“There are even 15 years and 17 years. So we encourage reproductive health lessons in school lessons,” she said.
While the General Manager of Double Tree by Hilton Jakarta Nils-Arne Schroeder said this was the second support for YKPI, in commemoration of the month of caring for breast cancer.
A total of 2,500 pink teddy bears distributed to survivors, artists, officials, and influencers, are expected to be the media to campaign for awareness of breast cancer in Indonesia.
“Later on October 22, we will do a charity night to be donated to YKPI. This is a concern for Double Tree by Hilton Hotels, “Arne explained.