Sharing session - Cancer Journey: Two Sides of a Coin
Date : 22 July 2020
Reported by : Izzuddin
Category : News
‘I am the chosen one, the lucky one to be able to experience it in this one lifetime.’ This is quoted from one of our speakers; Dr. Rosemaliza Kamalludeen who is currently under treatment for angiosarcoma. Together with Dr. Fadhilah, a cancer patient caretaker for her husband who was diagnosed with colon cancer on September last year, both of them shared how their journey as cancer patient and caretaker were not all dark clouds and rain, but there were also bright light shining the way, filled with positivity and faith in Allah SWT.
The sharing seminar, entitled “Cancer Journey: Two Sides of a Coin” was conducted live through YouTube Live streaming recently on Saturday, 18th July 2020 that took place from 9 - 10.40am. The event was fully organized by third year Biomedical Sciences student as per course assessment under AHBS 3274 Molecular Cancer Research with Sr. Sahira Syamimi binti Ahmad Zawawi as the programme manager, guided under Assoc. Prof. Dr. Radiah Abdul Ghani as programme advisor. This event was held virtually with International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) students and staffs as target audience and it was expected to serve as a platform to convey health information in conformity with Islamic perspectives, as well as to spread awareness on cancer to the public. This live sharing seminar was greatly corroborated by our speakers; Asst. Prof. Dr. Rosemaliza Kamalludeen, a lecturer at Kulliyyah of Education (KOED) in IIUM Gombak, and Asst. Prof. Dr Fadhilah bt Zainal Abidin, a lecturer at Kulliyyah of Dentistry (KOD) in IIUM Kuantan.
At the time of the live-session event, massive responses from the viewers was achieved, with almost 100 reaching views and active live chat. Positive feedbacks from public who had shared their thoughts of the event on social medias, such as Facebook, were the highlighted achievement as it portrayed the impact of the virtual seminar event towards the public. We had come to realize that this event brought out beautiful messages and ideas on lessons in life, in which a lot of people could relate to, especially the ones who are going through similar journey against cancer. This seminar had sparked more opportunities for other similar or more impactful events to be held in order to spread more awareness on cancer, not just on its scientific information but also on the story of people who are going through the cancer journey. It is in hope that more events such as this seminar will be done, with the objective to increase awareness on the stories of cancer patients and caretaker of cancer patients, highlighting on their strong mindset and positive way of life.
Check out our event; the recorded YouTube Live sharing seminar entitled Cancer Journey: Two Sides of a Coin!