Colorectal cancer is the most common cancer affecting men and ranked the second for woman after breast cancer in Malaysia. About 1.2 million cases of colon cancer occurred on 2007 and estimated 63,000 people die from it. Early detection is crucial to increase the patient’s chances of complete recovery. Awareness level about colorectal cancer is low among the low-income community. EMPOWERED strives to increase the awareness of the under-privileged on colorectal cancer through customized colorectal cancer awareness workshops. Besides raising awareness, EMPOWERED is also on a mission to save lives by providing full support to those who need combat cancer.
Annual Signature Campaign- Colorectal Cancer Awareness, Screening & Treatment Project (CCASTP)
Raised of MYR 5,000.00 target.
EMPOWERED - The Cancer Advocacy Society of Malaysia (Persatuan Advokasi Kanser Malaysia)'s mission is to save lives, prevent cancer and serve the poor who are afflicted with cancer in Malaysia. EMPOWERED was formed primarily to help and assure the poor that cancer is not a death sentence. EMPOWERED recognizes that health is usually a low priority in the lives of low income community residents due to their pressing survival needs. And due to the myths and unnecessary fears many of them may have about cancer and its treatments, the residents may make wrong decisions about their health. EMPOWERED aims to equip the residents with the education and support they need to make important changes in their lifestyles by bringing personalized cancer programs right to their doorsteps. In a nutshell, EMPOWERED brings cancer education, early detection screening programs and personalized support into the homes and communities of low income Malaysians.