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World Cancer Day 2022 - ۲۰ ۲۲ کینسر کا عالمی دن with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Cancer Day 2022 - ۲۰ ۲۲ کینسر کا عالمی دن with Sabeena Z Ahmed

 

World Cancer Day 2022 

 

                         کینسر کا عالمی دن

#دیکھ بھال کے فرق کو بند کریں

 

My Video Message in English

 

World Cancer Day 2022 in Urdu

 

Hello, Assalaam Alaikum, peace and blessings,

My name is Sabeena and this is my message for World Cancer Day 2022!

 

 

کینسر کا عالمی دن 2022

 

اگلے دو سالوں میں کینسر کے عالمی دن کی مہم نگہداشت کے فرق کو ختم کرنے پر توجہ مرکوز کرے گی۔

 

میرا نام سبینہ ہے اور یہ ورلڈ کینسر ڈے 2022 کے لیے میرا پیغام ہے۔

 

#مزید معلومات کے لیے براہ کرم ورلڈ کینسر ڈے کی ویب سائٹ کے نیچے دیے گئے لنک پر کلک کریں۔ World Cancer Day 2022

 

World Cancer Day 2022 with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Cancer Day Poster - English

 

World Cancer Day 2022 - Urdu with Sabeena Z Ahmed

World Cancer Day 2022 - Urdu

My beautiful mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer March 2012, she was 59 years old.

Mum courageously received 4 years of chemotherapy and radiotherapy before she returned to her maker April 18th 2016, she was 62 years old.

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano - my paradise, fairtrade advocate and cancer patient.

My Amee (mother) enjoyed painting, had a passion for gardening and travel.

The blog below illustrates the precious time and memories I have of visiting Javed Manzil, Lahore, Pakistan with my mother before she was diagnosed with cancer.

I'd like to take this opportunity to offer prayers for all those who have lost a loved one to cancer.


May Allah azza wa ajal (God) bless all mothers with Paradise
(Jannat-ul-Ferdose), Aameen.

 

O Soul At Peace Dua - Quaran Chapter 89 verse 29-30

The Noble Quran - Chapter 89 Verse 29-30

  

My video for World Cancer Day 2020

 

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano my beloved mother

Fair Trade Travels - Visiting Javed Manzil with Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano, 2011/12 with Sabeena Ahmed

My mother in Lahore, Pakistan - 2011/12

 

This blog is a tribute to Mum and the precious memories my siblings and I have of her.

My mother was born in Shikarpur, India and was the 3rd eldest of 9 children.

She had a happy childhood and enjoyed studying and teaching.

She married my father at 19 years old and migrated to the United Kingdom in 1971.

She devoted her life to her children and family.

She loved, gardening, travelling, wearing lovely clothes and spending quality time with her mother my Nani and her siblings.

She loved Manchester and is buried there.

May Allah subhana wa'tala bless my beloved mother and all mothers with Jannat ul Ferdose (Paradise) who have returned to the Almighty.

Aameen Suma Aameen! 

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog as a tribute my beloved mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano and the priceless time we spent in Lahore during 2012.

As I end this blog I'd like you to take a minute to make a prayer or dua for my mother and all the beautiful mothers who have returned to their maker.

'MY PARADISE I MISS YOU!

Love you forever!!!

Sabeena

 Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano - World Cancer Day 2021 with Sabeena Ahmed

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano, 1952 - 2016

  

Loss, Grief and Bereavement

It will be 5 years this April since I last saw my beloved mother.

Its been a roller-coaster of emotions as I cope with my loss, grief and bereavement.

I still remember hours after Mum took her last breaths how distraught I was.

The photograph below is a beautiful reminder of how I remember my mother.

She was a strong independent happy, healthy woman with a beautiful smile.

 

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano at Edinburgh Castle May 2014 - World Cancer Day 2019 Video by Sabeena Ahmed

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano, Edinburgh Castle

May 2014

 

Grief, Bereavement and Healing

My grief journey has been difficult and challenging.

This is a wonderful poster and resource titled

'BEREAVEMENT - How People Can Help' has been designed by the Care For The Family Organisation.

Bereavement - How Other People Can Help - credit and source Care For The Family UK website

Bereavement - How Other People Can Help -

Credit and source Care For The Family UK website

 

Healing

5 years on I'd describe my healing journey as heavy, over whelming with outbursts of hopefulness.

Healing Can Feel - Credit @Spoonie_Village

Healing Can Feel - Credit @Spoonie_Village

 

Since Mum's passing I have continued with my fair trade campaigning and work.

Mum was a fairtrade advocate and supported fairtrade producers.

Recording videos like this is also part of my healing process.

I also purchased books about healing.

Due to the lack of support my siblings and I received after my mother passed I completed an online course 'Talking About Cancer' with Cancer Research UK.

I have attached a link below for those interested.

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/talking-about-cancer

 

Hereditary Breast Cancer, Genetic Testing

and Counselling

During early January 2017 I found a lump in my left breast and immediately made an appointment to see my breast consultant. Luckily, my lump was a cyst and it was removed successfully.

Due to a history of breast and ovarian cancer in my family my consultant advised that I take the BRAC1 and BRAC2 genetic testing.

My results were normal and I do not carry the BRAC 1/2 genes. I am very relieved.

Self examination is the key to early detection of cancer and survival.

Women who have a history of cancer in the family should attend their annual mammogram and pap test.

As I mentioned earlier self-examination is the key to successful treatment and survival.

Below is a poster designed by the World Health Organisation about recognising the symptoms of Breast Cancer.

Breast Cancer Symptoms - World Health Organisation

Breast Cancer Symptoms - World Health Organisation

 

Visiting the Doctor 

Once again I would like to reiterate that the body goes through hormonal changes and not all lumps are cancerous.

If you notice any abnormalities in your body please make an appointment to see your General Practitioner.

If you are uncomfortable about attending your doctors appointment, mammogram or pap test alone ask a family member or friend to go along with you. 

However hard it may see at the time, talk to someone about how you are feeling.

Worrying never achieves anything and knowing that you've opened a conversation about your health is a step closer to making you better and healthier.

Before you attend your appointment make a list of all your symptoms and talk openly with your doctor about your worries and concerns.

 

Cancer and the Asian Community

I am hoping that by recording this video I can reach out to other ladies in similar situations and Pakistani/Asian carers who would like a listening ear and some moral support.

It is my aim that the Pakistani and Asian community talk openly about cancer and support those instead of giving them a death sentence.

Cancer is a taboo subject and it's so important to dispel the myths surrounding it.

Due to the lack of support my siblings and I received after my mother passed I completed an online course 
''Talking About Cancer'' with Cancer Research UK.

I have attached a link below for those interested.

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/talking-about-cancer

 

Support World Cancer Day 2022

This World Cancer Day support a cancer research organisation by volunteering your time and raising awareness about cancer.

Take Action

Share these posters to raise awareness!

World Cancer Day 2022 Posters #CloseTheCareGap

 

World Cancer Day 2022 Posters #CloseTheCareGap

 

World Cancer Day 2022 Posters #CloseTheCareGap

 

World Cancer Day 2022 Posters Russian

Russian

 

World Cancer Day 2022 Chinese

Chinese

 

World Cancer Day 2022 Poster German

German

 

World Cancer Day 2022 Poster Portuguese

Portuguese

 

World Cancer Day 2022 Poster Arabic

Arabic

 

 World Cancer Day 2022 Poster Spanish

Spanish

 

World Cancer Day 2022 Poster French

French

Love and best wishes to all cancer patients past and present, their families and carers.

I wish you a speedy recovery and a happy healthy life.
Love and prayers for those who have lost a loved one!

Sabeena 

 

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano with Sabeena Ahmed celebrating Fairtrade fortnight Dubai UAE 2015

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano with Sabeena Ahmed

celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight Dubai, UAE - 2015 

 

Further Reading and Links 

World Cancer Day 2021

 World Cancer Day 2020

World Cancer Day 2019

Cancer Research UK and Breast Cancer

Care For The Family UK

Spoonie Village

World Health Organisation

Talk About Cancer - Future Learn

The Christie Manchester UK

Macmillan Cancer UK

Marie Curie UK

 





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