Tropical Cancer

Amid all of the discussion about pinking and whether or not awareness is outdated, I have been working alongside a small group to organise an event in Yangon to promote Breast Cancer Awareness.

The event took place yesterday afternoon, Saturday 26 October under a moody sky and surrounded by tropical vegetation.  We shared personal accounts (Myanmar and international), asked and answered questions and created a space to learn how to do a self-examination.  We have created a Facebook page with some images of the day.

Tropical Cancer is incredibly complicated and I learned a great deal yesterday and gained a little more insight into the situation here.  A slow reveal which confirms that we may have a great deal in common, but there is a world of difference in our cancer experiences depending on who and where we are.

In the meantime. I gather my thoughts , impressions and memories of the day to share in the coming days.

breast cancer awareness yangon 2013