Malta’s busiest road turns pink for breast cancer month

Malta’s busiest road has turned pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Kappara Flyover on the Regional Road was illuminated a bright shade on Thursday night to mark Pink October.

It was among a number of Maltese landmarks that has turned pink to raise awareness of breast cancer, including the Hompesch Gate in Zabbar which was lit up pink for the first time this week.

The colour pink has long been associated with global efforts to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.

About one in 10 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, according to figures from Malta’s Department of Health.

It is the second most common cancer to affect women across the Maltese Islands, behind lung cancer.

However, Malta has the best success rate in Europe for treating breast cancer.

Mater Dei Hospital’s chief surgeon Gordon Caruana Dingli said that 87% of breast cancer patients in Malta were cured last year – a higher figure than in Britain, Germany and France.

Have you spotted any other Maltese landmarks lit up pink for Pink October – Movember Malta 2019?

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