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Breast Cancer In Malaysia

Files under Breast Cancer | Posted by Nelson

   

Do you know breast cancer is the most common form of cancer afflicting Malaysian women of all races. Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate - whether you’re Malay, Indian, Chinese or everything in-between.

Breast Cancer in Malaysia – the stark facts

* Breast cancer was the commonest overall cancer as well as the commonest cancer in women amongst all races from the age of 20 years in Malaysia for 2003 to 2005.
* Breast cancer is most common in the Chinese, followed by the Indians and then, Malays.
* Breast cancer formed 31.1% of newly diagnosed cancer cases in women in 2003-2005.

* The Age Standardised Rate (ASR) of female breast cancer is 47.4 per 100,000 population (National Cancer Registry Report 2003-2005). Amongst the Chinese, it is higher at 59.9 per 100,000 population, for the Indians, the ASR is 54.2 per 100,000 and it is lowest in the Malays at 34.9 per 100,000 population.
* A woman in Malaysia has a 1 in 20 chance of getting breast cancer in her lifetime
* The cumulative life time risk of developing breast cancer for Chinese women, Indian women and Malay women were 1 in 16, 1 in 17 and 1 in 28 respectively.
* The peak incidence appeared to be 50-59 years old.

Over the years from 1993 to 2003, there were a total of 1818 breast cancer patients in the University Hospital. The number of breast cancer patients increased annually, with the highest recorded in 2003. This was 6 times the number of breast cancer patients in 1993.

Breast cancer is more common in Chinese women compared to Malay women. 2% of these patients were below 30 years of age.  The majority of the cancer patients were in the 40-49 year age group when they were first diagnosed. However, this is NOT age-specific incidence but hospital incidence that could be influenced by the population it serves. Perhaps, there is a younger urban population or perhaps, the older folks prefer traditional/kampung treatment. 30-40% of the patients presented in the late stage and although women are now presenting with smaller tumours, the decrease in size is not significant.

Source: http://www.radiologymalaysia.org


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24 Responses to “Breast Cancer In Malaysia”

  1. By deepa on Oct 18, 2010 | Reply

    please send me the latest statistics of breast cancer for the year 20009

  2. By Lorene Lo on Nov 6, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you for information. We, women will have to take care of our health. May I have breast cancer statistic for the year 2009.

    Thank you.

  3. By Naveena on Jan 12, 2011 | Reply

    please send me the latest statistics of breast cancer for the year 2010.
    Expecting your reply thank you

  4. By chin on Jan 17, 2011 | Reply

    could you send me breast cancer statistic for 2009 in malaysia for my study.

  5. By noorunnisaa on Mar 1, 2011 | Reply

    Please update me the latest statistic of breast cancer in malaysia by:
    gender
    age

  6. By ZK on Mar 22, 2011 | Reply

    Hi, Please send me the latest statistics of B.C in Malaysia. Need it urgently for a study. Thank you.

  7. By Bashir Muhammad Saad on Apr 20, 2011 | Reply

    Hi, Please send me the latest statistics of B.C in Malaysia. Need it urgently for a study. Thank you.

  8. By veroni on Apr 26, 2011 | Reply

    I need 2009 and 200 statistic can sent to me for my study

  9. By HL Ng on May 21, 2011 | Reply

    could you please send me the statistic of breast cancer for year 2010? thank you.

  10. By rodziah on Jul 6, 2011 | Reply

    please send me a latest malaysia breast cancer statistic for my study purpose. tq

  11. By Mary on Jul 11, 2011 | Reply

    could you please send me the statistic of breast cancer for year 2010? thank you

  12. By Doris Robin on Aug 4, 2011 | Reply

    Hi, Please send me the latest statistics of B.C in Malaysia. Need it urgently for my teaching purpose. Thank you.

  13. By This is very valuable and interesting information.information. on Aug 6, 2011 | Reply

    Could you please send me more research articles about breast cancer treatment in Malaysia especially mastectomy and health related quality of life after surgery? Thank you very much

  14. By Kok Xiang on Aug 12, 2011 | Reply

    Hi, cAn u pleas send me the latest cancer statistic and facts, thank you

  15. By ling on Sep 17, 2011 | Reply

    can i have the malaysia breast cancer statistic for 2010? thanks

  16. By cheng shoon yin on Sep 18, 2011 | Reply

    could you please send me the statistic of breast cancer for year 2005-2010

  17. By Wei on Sep 19, 2011 | Reply

    Hi, May i have the latest breast cancer statistic in Malaysia? I need it urgently for my study. Thank you.

  18. By Boh on Sep 21, 2011 | Reply

    Hi there ! Good Job up there ! Can i have the latest Breast cancer statistic in malaysia ? It is crucial for my studies .Please and thank you :)

  19. By Clare on Oct 11, 2011 | Reply

    could you send me the statistic of breast cancer for year 2010? I need it for my study.
    thank you

  20. By azah ib on Oct 21, 2011 | Reply

    hai…
    could you please send me the statistic of breast cancer for year 2010? need it urgently for a study…. thank you.

  21. By shafiu Abdullahi Kamba on Nov 10, 2011 | Reply

    salam please could you send me the statistic of malaysian cancer for year 2010-2011 for my study.
    Terima kasih.

  22. By Izwani Mohaned on Mar 15, 2012 | Reply

    could you please send me the latest statistic of breast cancer? thank you.

  23. By amizah on Apr 15, 2012 | Reply

    hi.. can i have statistic of breast cancer from 2002 until 2011.. it is important for my final research project. thanks..

  24. By Sim on May 24, 2012 | Reply

    Hi, greetings. Can you send me the latest breast cancer statistic for my research study? Thanks in million :)

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