Based on the statistics of the World Health Organization, about 1.8 million people die from lung cancer every year, making it the highest cancer mortality rate in the world. In Malaysia, about 4509 people died of lung cancer in 2020. Lung cancer is the most common cancer among men and the fourth highest incidence rate among women. Unfortunately, nearly 95% of lung cancer patients in Malaysia are diagnosed at advanced stages (stage III and IV). The treatment technology for lung cancer has made tremendous progress in the past decade. The earlier the disease is diagnosed and the earlier the prevention is carried out, the better the treatment effect will be. Prevention and treatment of lung cancer requires daily check-up.
According to the statistics of the World Health Organization, approximately 905677 people worldwide died of liver cancer in 2020, including approximately 3601 in Malaysia. In 2020, the incidence rate of liver cancer among males in Malaysian was about 23.1 per 100000 people, and the mortality rate was about 20.1 per 100000 people; and female incidence rate was about 9.5 per 100000 people, and the mortality rate is about 7.6 per 100000 people. From the above data, it can be seen that the risk of liver cancer incidence and death in Malaysian males is much higher than that in females. Early liver cancer patients often do not have obvious symptoms. The earlier the condition is discovered and prevented, the better the treatment effect. Daily care is necessary for liver cancer prevention and treatment.
According to WHO, breast caused about 693,000 deaths worldwide in 2020, and about 3,000 deaths due to breast cancer in Malaysia. The number of new breast cancer cases in Malaysia in 2020 were about 7,300 for women (2900 deaths), while the number of new cases for men were about 200 (100 deaths). Although breast cancer is less common in men, it is also a possibility. Therefore, it is important for both men and women to have regular breast self-check and medical examinations. The prevention of breast cancer requires daily protection.