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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pink Shimmerinc emphasizes the importance of self-exams

Audrie Safira Maulana

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Tue, October 8, 2019  /  05:57 pm
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pink Shimmerinc emphasizes the importance of self-exams

Cancer warriors: Pink Shimmerinc members Imelda Theresia (second left) and Jeanne Pangaribuan (third right) share their experiences of battling breast cancer during the We Heart Pink event on Sept. 30. (JP/Audrie Safira Maulana )

“I literally felt like my world was collapsing,” Jeanne Pangaribuan recounted the moment when she was diagnosed with late Stage II breast cancer in 2010. Within months, the cancer developed into Stage III. When she first found a lump in her left breast, Jeanne thought it was something usual.   “I thought that maybe I was going to have my next period, but it was still there even after my period finished, so I went to the doctor and was told I had a cyst,” said Jeanne during the We Heart Pink event at Kitchenette restaurant in Senayan City, South Jakarta, on Sept. 30. Breast cancer awareness community Pink Shimmerinc held the event to welcome Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. We Heart Pink featured a talk show with breast cancer survivors and a painting session by Bartega Studio. The restaurant, Kitchenette, showed its support with P...