The three most common cancers among men in Malaysia were colorectal (16.4 per cent), lung (15.8 per cent) and nasopharynx (8.1 per cent); whilst the three most common cancers among women were breast (32.1 per cent), colorectal (10.7 per cent) and cervix (7.7 per cent).
"Unfounded rumours" causing people to spurn the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was preventing the elimination of cervical cancer, which kills more than 300,000 women every year, health authorities said on Monday (Feb 4).
This emerged as the globe marked World Cancer Day yesterday.
Under the banner #IAmandIWill, organizers are calling on individuals to do their bit to lessen the impact of the disease, whether that's by donating money, translating campaign materials so information on cancer is more widely accessible, or hosting fundraisers. A brainchild of two women from Bengaluru, Dr Geeta Manjunath and Dr Nidhi Mathur, Thermalytix is a screening process where thermal images of the breast are taken and an algorithm is developed, which scans and gives a report on whether there are chances of breast cancer development in future.
With Samoa and the world marking World Cancer Day today, we are reminded of the efforts of those who have survived this dreaded disease and lived to tell their story. The cure rate is high overall and about 90 per cent of children with some forms of cancer can be cured. While talking to the Standard on September 16, 2015, during the launch of cancer awareness in Nairobi, Kenya Cancer Association Ann Korir described the challenges causing deaths as follows: "Why are people dying of cancer".
The Day is also recognised internationally as a day to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The risk of HPV exposure and thereby the risk of Cervical Cancer increases when one has multiple sexual partners and especially women with a history of sexually transmitted diseases, as well as smoking. The high cancer death rate in China can be contributed by factors such as weak awareness of cancer prevention and screening and limited diagnostic tools. Since 1990, approximately 6 million people in Japan have attended the screening for stomach cancer annually, and gastroscopy is a mandatory part of health check-ups for people aged 40 or above.
Doctors and Cancer experts said that all types of cancers are curable if they are diagnosed at early stages and proper medical care is provided. The primary goal of World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer and it is an opportunity to rally the global community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer. "By having a regular Pap, you can prevent cervical cancer".
University Teaching Hospital of Kigali offers surgery, King Faisal Hospital offers surgery and drugs, Butaro Cancer Centre offers chemotherapy, Rwanda Military Hospital offers surgery, and will soon have radiotherapy as well, and also offers chemotherapy, while University Teaching Hospital of Butare also does surgery.