‘One in 19 Malaysian women at risk of breast cancer’

(From left) Juriah presents a memento to Mariam, witnessed by Maniseh. — Photo by Agnes Tugong

KUCHING: One in 19 women in Malaysia is at risk of getting breast cancer, which constitutes 31 per cent of cancers affecting women.

National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) chairwoman Datuk Mariam Mas Yacob said given the statistics, it was pertinent for women to go for regular examinations.

According to a study conducted by LPPKN in 2014, 75.5 per cent of 7,644 women aged 15 to 59 opted for self-examination of breasts while 64.4 per cent went for clinical examination.

“But we...

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