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Malaysia Has High Cancer Mortality Rate

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid

The mortality rate among cancer patients in Malaysia is at 61 percent, a relatively high figure considering the nation's modern health facilities. This first of two articles on this issue examines the reasons behind the high mortality rate.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Although Malaysia prides itself as a fast-growing nation with modern health facilities, the mortality rate among cancer patients is relatively high.

Malaysia’s 61 percent cancer death rate has placed it amongst the poor outcome group countries, alongside Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Cancer incidence in this country is also at a worrying level – in the absence of other causes, one in 10 males and one in nine females are at risk of developing the disease.

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LANGKAWI (Bernama) --When Aungkya W Zhaw told his mother and wife that he would be going to Malaysia to train crocodiles, they asked if he had gone mad.

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“I have been working here for four years now. I previously worked in a crocodile farm in Kuantan, Pahang for six years,” he told Bernama when met recently.

 

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By Nur-ul Afida Kamaludin

KUALA LUMPUR  (Bernama) -- Having coexisted harmoniously for decades, the element of comradeship is well integrated into Malaysians.

This sense of fellowship did not only exist during the struggle for independence by this nation's founding fathers but has prevailed among the subsequent generations of Malaysians.

If truth be told, Malaysians do live in unity and are ever ready to lend a helping hand to one another, regardless of race and religion.

 
 

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