Empowering Women and Community: Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) Advocates for Early Cancer Detection with 3D Mammogram Sponsorship
Bryan Lin, Chief Executive Officer of Subang Jaya Medical Centre (right) presenting the 3D mammogram sponsorship to Yang Berhormat Michelle Ng, Subang Jaya Assemblywoman (left).
In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness this October and the hospital’s 38th anniversary this year, Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) has once again joined hands with the State Assembly of Subang Jaya to sponsor thirty-eight 3D mammogram screenings worth more than RM14,000 for the women in Subang Jaya, especially those from underserved communities.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Malaysian women and in 2020, 7.8 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer 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 positively impact where it exists. As part of its commitment to the Subang Jaya community, this initiative was launched in 2020 to bridge the gaps for equal opportunities in quality healthcare while emphasising preventive care.
“SJMC has grown over the last 38 years - from our humble beginnings to a well-known private healthcare 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% 5-year survival rate for patients with Stage 1 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, Yang Berhormat 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, Chief Executive Officer of Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC).
Breast cancer, when detected early, offers a much higher chance of successful treatment and recovery. Studies have found that patients with breast cancer have more than 85% 5-year survival rate when detected early as compared to a 19% 5-year survival rate when detected at Stage 4.
With the advancement of technology, 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 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 Yang Berhormat Michelle Ng, Subang Jaya Assemblywoman.
(L-R) Dr Gunalan a/l Palari @ Arumugam, Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Critical Care Physician, Rachel Woo, Chief Operating Officer of Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Yang Berhormat Michelle Ng, Subang Jaya Assemblywoman, Dr Daphne Anthonysamy, Consultant Breast and Endocrine Surgeon, and Bryan Lin, Chief Executive Officer of Subang Jaya Medical Centre at the presentation of the 3D mammogram sponsorship.
SJMC is steadfast in its contribution to the community that has supported its journey to becoming one of the leading hospitals in the region. In addition to this CSR initiative, 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.
On a national level, the hospital joined hands for Global Surgery Initiative (GSI) – a first of its kind Public-Private Partnership initiative, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health Malaysia and Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists (MSA), that aims to provide access to safe and affordable surgical and anaesthesia care in underserved areas of Malaysia. SJMC’s team of doctors and nurses volunteered their time in Sarawak and performed more than 70 surgeries on two missions.
SJMC was recently certified the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) International as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Malaysia for its Oncology services, becoming the first private medical centre in Asia Pacific to receive this. It recognises the hospital’s person-centred care approach where the patient is at the heart of care. It also highlights SJMC’s commitment to upholding regulatory standards, prioritising patient care and safety, and enhancing overall patient satisfaction.
- The Star