Breast cancer survival rate poor

ALMOST 50% of Malaysian women with breast cancer do not survive, said Ipoh Hospital surgery head Dr Stephen Jacob.

Citing a survey by Globocan 2000, Dr Stephen added that women in their 30s were just as prone to the disease as those in their 50s.

“Breast cancer is on the rise,” he said in a statement recently.

Dr Stephen said 20% of all cancer patients in Ipoh Hospital suffered from breast cancer.

“Last year alone, 189 patients were admitted for breast cancer treatment here,” he said.

One reason the disease claimed many lives, added Dr Stephen, was because many patients sought traditional treatment first before admitting themselves into the hospitals.

“By the time they seek medical help, the disease is often at a late stage,” he said, adding that early treatment and awareness could help stop the spread of the disease.

Read more: http://www.thestar.com.my/Story/?file=%2F2007%2F11%2F5%2Fnorth%2F19378391&sec=north

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