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Let’s look at lungs, closely


Catch it early: The importance of early diagnosis cannot be emphasised enough – early detection of lung cancer remains the cornerstone of treatment success.

Catch it early: The importance of early diagnosis cannot be emphasised enough – early detection of lung cancer remains the cornerstone of treatment success.

PETALING JAYA: Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in Malaysia, accounting for 19.8% of all medically certified cancer mortality in this country (Second Report of the National Cancer Registry, Cancer Incidence in Malaysia).

Since most lung cancer patients are diagnosed when they reach an advanced, incurable stage, mortality rates in Malaysia remain high – over 75% of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at either stage III or IV, and often, patients can only be offered palliative but expensive therapy.

   

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