KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with World Cancer Day, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin called on people from all walks of life to play their part in preventing and fighting the disease by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
In his Facebook post, Muhyiddin, who is a cancer survivor, shared his experience in fighting cancer, saying that he understood the pain and suffering of cancer patients in battling the disease.
“Words of encouragement and support from family members strengthened my spirit to continue to fight and face this disease. Alhamdulillah, I am grateful to Allah that after completing the treatment, I was told that I am cancer-free, ” he wrote.
Muhyiddin said that apart from the comprehensive treatment, early detection and quick action to seek treatment could increase the chances for patients’ recovery.
Therefore, the Prime Minister advises the public to do regular health screening tests to avoid late detection of cancer.
“Go for early screening, and most importantly, undergo treatment immediately if you are diagnosed with cancer. Do not be afraid or procrastinate.
“All types of illness, God willing, can be treated well if detected early and treated properly, ” he said.
In the same post, the Prime Minister also advised Malaysians who are fighting cancer to remain optimistic.
“Many chronic patients including those with cancer whom I know have successfully fought the disease and are now living normal lives.
“If you are battling cancer, strengthen your spirit – you are not alone, ” he added.
In the post, Muhyiddin also used the hashtag #SayaAkandanSayaBoleh and #IAmAndIWill, which is the theme of this year’s World Cancer Day. — Bernama