PETALING JAYA: The Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMM) says the improvement of cancer prevention and early detection are key priority areas for the government. In a statement in conjunction with World Cancer Day, the group said public awareness and understanding of the disease also need to be enhanced.
AMM said that since 2015, a total of 128,000 Malaysians have been diagnosed with cancer, and that in 2020 alone, 29,530 died from the disease.
The most common causes of death in Malaysia are breast, colorectal and lung cancer.
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