Set up cancer centres, government urged


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 15 Jan 2004

PENANG: The Government should set up cancer awareness centres nationwide to serve as a one-stop information places for patients, DAP secretary-general Kerk Kim Hock said. 

Kerk, who said he is a cancer survivor, said to date the Government had not taken any serious measures to help cancer patients.  

“Cancer patients suffer a sense of loss in the initial stages when they are diagnosed and they often have no where and no one to turn to or guide them. 

“Most of the time, the information they get about the disease is through family and friends and even cancer survivors. 

“Although these advices may be well-intended, they are not professional advices and therefore, may not be 100% accurate,'' he said after visiting NTV7 newscaster Law Chu Hian at the Gleneagles Hospital.  

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