Close to 60% of cancer cases detected in late stages, says health minister


Health Minister Dr S. Subramaniam cancer is the fourth leading cause of death in Malaysia. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 4, 2018.

ALMOST 60% of cancer cases in the country were detected at Stage III and IV due to the lack of public awareness on the importance of early diagnosis and screening, said Health Minister Dr S. Subramaniam.

He said the increase in the death toll due to cancer in the country was also caused by the failure of patients to seek early treatment, besides the fact that there were patients with a strong tendency to seek alternative treatment after diagnosis and would only return to hospital when the cancer was at already at an advanced stage.


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  • " ...... the death toll due to cancer in the country was also caused by the failure of patients to seek early treatment, besides the fact that there were patients with a strong tendency to seek alternative treatment after diagnosis ....." - Blame it on among others, religious zealots and leaders who said they can be cured through God's miracles, prayers and repentance ....... and its God's will .....

    Posted 2 years ago by Malaysian First