Many cancer patients are being tipped into poverty as a direct result of their illness, which adds stress and misery to an already very difficult situation. In this editorial, Cancer World looks at the many ways that a having cancer can hit people’s living standards.
Comment: At CA Care I have patients who have spent RM 600,000 or RM100,000 for their treatment and yet could not find a cure. A patient came last week and told me he was in a government hospital undergoing chemo (he could not afford the private hospital) and there was one patient in the same ward. He told his son to stop doing what he was doing. He had spent more than a million ringgit and ended up in a government hospital after this. Enough is enough. No need to borrow money to treat him anymore. That night he jumped down from the 5th (or 6th?) floor.