And in light of our 'Wear Pink, Talk Pink' ASOS giveaway, you gave your fair share on spreading the word about #BreastCancerAwareness! So to let you know that we heard you loud and clear, make sure you keep on reading as we listed down some of YOUR top responses on why we need to talk about this important issue!
"Breast cancer can happen to anyone at any time. It's important to openly talk about it because there are those who are not aware that breast cancer can happen at any moment without notice, even when we don't feel any pain. There are those who are concerned but are too shy to ask others on ways to detect or find out if one has breast cancer. The topic of breast cancer can be a scary thing, but it doesn't have to be. Openly discussing it can aid in more awareness and lead to early detection, thus saving more lives." - Prelel, Philippines
"I think most people shy away from talking about breast cancer and they choose to fight their illness alone. This isn't an open topic amongst our community. Having said that, I think it is important to make it an open topic and spread breast cancer awareness as it could potentially happen to anyone --men or women! Prevention is always better than cure. When people are exposed to open discussions and educated about breast cancer, they will be equipped with the knowledge, such as the factors and causes, and they can take preventative measures as well." - kittengmak, Malaysia
"Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in Singapore and talking about it helps to raise awareness in women. Asians, being typically conservative, do not talk much about it. If we could talk about the odd lumps that we may feel, many women can diagnose the lumps at an earlier stage, or simply get the peace of mind if it is benign. Also, the unknown nature of that lump could cause worries and stress, so it is important to talk about it and get support from family, friends or healthcare providers/professionals." - Sharonchiaaa, Singapore
"Open discussions between females about breast cancer is vital in saving lives. These conversations do not only aid in awareness but also make a place for the ones who have been through and are going through the tough experience. And as big or small the chats may be, they give hope for patients and promote self-worth for all the women in the world. We are all connected in some way. This is why, we should build bridges and lessen gaps. Let's converse with love and save souls." - Veraaaa_d, Philippines