“Go for medical exams to detect cancer early’

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KUALA LUMPUR: The public should go for scheduled medical examinations at least twice a year in order to detect cancer, said Health deputy director-general (medical) Datuk Dr Jeyaindran Sinnadurai.
He said the public should get medical examinations done to detect cancer at an early stage.

“This lack of concern and not wanting to take medical tests are among the challenges in the management of cancer in this country. Health examinations can be done twice a year, and early detection could reduce the mortality rate from cancer,” he said in the programme ‘Breakfast Talk’ 2/2016 series, held at the Malaysian Integrity Institute yesterday.
Dr Jeyaindran said in 2014, an estimated 90,000 people were treated as cancer patients.
Meanwhile, general manager of the National Cancer Council Farahida Mohd Farid said according to the 2013 Makna report, 45,000 Malaysians were reported to have cancer and the number was increasing each year.
“The easiest way to prevent cancer is to change eating habits and have an active lifestyle as medical experts have acknowledged that these could improve the blood circulation system and promote better immunisation,” she said.

A stage-four lung cancer survivor Mohd Zulhaimi Suderman, 39, said he regretted not going for medical checks to detect the disease early but was grateful that he had fully recovered from it a year ago.

“I often felt pain in my chest and was always coughing for 18 months, I did not expect it to be a sign of lung cancer.
“My advice is not to take any pain that you experience lightly. I encourage you to refer to a doctor before it becomes worse,” he said.

The ‘Breakfast Talk’ 2/2016 series programme which focused on issues and challenges relating to cancer management, was held in conjunction with World Cancer Day on Feb 4. — Bernama

Be More Concerned About Personal Health – Dr Jeyaindran Sinnadurai

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 (Bernama) — The public should go for scheduled medical examinations at least twice a year in order to detect cancer, said Health deputy director-general (medical) Datuk Dr Jeyaindran Sinnadurai.

He said the public should get medical examinations done to detect cancer at an early stage. “This lack of concern and not wanting to take medical tests are among the challenges in the management of cancer in this country.

“Health examinations can be done twice a year, and early detection could reduce the mortality rate from cancer,” he said in the programme “Breakfast Talk” 2/2016 series, held at the Malaysian Integrity Institute Wednesday.

Dr Jeyaindran said in 2014, an estimated 90,000 people were treated as cancer patients.

Meanwhile, General Manager of the National Cancer Council Farahida Mohd Farid said according to the 2013 Makna report, 45,000 Malaysians were reported to have cancer and the number was increasing each year.

“The easiest way to prevent cancer is to change eating habits and have an active lifestyle as medical experts have acknowledged that these could improve the blood circulation system and promote better immunisation,” she said.

A stage-four lung cancer survivor Mohd Zulhaimi Suderman, 39, said he regretted not going for medical checks to detect the disease early but was grateful that he had fully recovered from it a year ago.

“I often felt pain in my chest and was always coughing for 18 months, I did not expect it to be a sign of lung cancer.
My advice is not to take any pain that you experience lightly. I encourage you to refer to a doctor before it becomes worse,” he said.

The “Breakfast Talk” 2/2016 series programme which focused on issues and challenges relating to cancer management, was held in conjunction with World Cancer Day on Feb 4.

Kikis Sikap Tidak Ambil Peduli Demi Kesihatan Diri – Dr Jeyaindran Sinnadurai

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KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Feb (Bernama) — Sikap tidak mengambil peduli dan tidak mahu melakukan pemeriksaan kesihatan merupakan antara cabaran dalam pengurusan penyakit kanser di negara ini, kata Timbalan Ketua Pengarah (Perubatan) Kesihatan Datuk Dr Jeyaindran Sinnadurai.

Sehubungan itu, beliau menggesa orang ramai agar melakukan pemeriksaan kesihatan secara berkala sekurang-kurangnya dua kali setahun sebagai langkah awal bagi mengesan kanser.

“Pemeriksaan kesihatan boleh dibuat dua kali setahun mengikut nasihat doktor dan pengesanan awal mungkin dapat mengurangkan kadar kematian disebabkan kanser,” katanya pada program ‘Breakfast Talk’ Siri 2/2016 di Institut Integriti Malaysia (IIM), di sini hari ini.

Dr Jeyaindran berkata pada 2014, sejumlah 90,000 pesakit dirawat sebagai pesakit kanser.

Sementara itu, Pengurus Besar Majlis Kanser Negara (Makna) Farahida Mohd Farid berkata mengikut laporan Makna 2013, sejumlah 45,000 rakyat Malaysia dilaporkan menghidap kanser dan jumlah itu dilaporkan meningkat setiap tahun.

“Langkah yang paling mudah untuk mencegah adalah dengan menukar pola pemakanan dan mengamalkan gaya hidup aktif yang diakui pakar perubatan bahawa ia mampu menjadikan sistem peredaran darah lebih baik serta menjadikan sistem imunisasi tinggi,” katanya.

Seorang bekas pesakit kanser paru-paru tahap empat, Mohd Zulhaimi Suderman, 39, melahirkan kekesalan kerana tidak menjalani pemeriksaan kesihatan bagi mengesan penyakit itu lebih awal namun bersyukur kerana pulih sepenuhnya setahun lalu.

“Saya sering sakit dada serta batuk berpanjangan selama setahun setengah dan tidak menyangka ia adalah petanda penyakit kanser paru-paru.

“Nasihat saya, janganlah sesekali menganggap setiap kesakitan yang anda alami adalah perkara biasa. Saya mohon agar anda merujuk kepada doktor sebelum ia menjadi lebih mudarat,” katanya.

Program ‘Breakfast Talk’ Siri 2/2016 yang berlangsung setengah hari itu memberi fokus kepada isu dan cabaran menangani aspek ‘Penjagaan Kesihatan Kanser, Tanggungjawab Kita: Perspektif Integriti’ diadakan sempena sambutan Hari Kanser Sedunia pada 4 Feb.

Check up to detect cancer twice a year: Deputy DG

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Kuala Lumpur:

The public should go for scheduled medical examinations at least twice a year in order to detect cancer, said Health Deputy Director-General (medical) Datuk Dr Jeyaindran Sinnadurai.
He said the public should get medical examinations done to detect cancer at an early stage.
“This lack of concern and not wanting to take medical tests are among the challenges in the management of cancer in this country.Health examinations can be done twice a year, and early detection could reduce the mortality rate from cancer,” he said in the programme “Breakfast Talk” 2/2016 series, held at the Malaysian Integrity Institute, Wednesday.

Dr Jeyaindran said in 2014, an estimated 90,000 people were treated as cancer patients. Meanwhile, General Manager of the National Cancer Council Farahida Mohd Farid said according to the 2013 Makna report, 45,000 Malaysians were reported to have cancer and the number was increasing each year.

“The easiest way to prevent cancer is to change eating habits and have an active lifestyle as medical experts have acknowledged that these could improve the blood circulation system and promote better immunisation,” she said.
A stage-four lung cancer survivor Mohd Zulhaimi Suderman, 39, said he regretted not going for medical checks to detect the disease early but was grateful that he had fully recovered from it a year ago.
“I often felt pain in my chest and was always coughing for 18 months, I did not expect it to be a sign of lung cancer.
“My advice is not to take any pain that you experience lightly. I encourage you to refer to a doctor before it becomes worse,” he said.

The “Breakfast Talk” 2/2016 series programme which focused on issues and challenges relating to cancer management, was held in conjunction with World Cancer Day on Feb 4.
Meanwhile, the Selangor Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) will hold a public hearing on dengue on Feb 23, said its Chairman Hannah Yeoh.
She said the committee decided to look into the matter after the state had recorded the highest dengue fever cases in Malaysia.

According to the State Health Department, a total of 63,198 dengue cases were reported last year while the Ministry of Health reported that 7,335 cases were recorded from Jan 1 to Feb 2.

Bincang idea, inisiatif lawan kanser

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Sampai hari ini, perkataan kanser itu begitu menggerunkan apatah lagi apabila ia menimpa diri sendiri. Meskipun sudah banyak usaha menyebarkan maklumat dan kesedaran mengenai kanser, masih ada yang kurang tahu mengenainya dan tidak kurang yang berputus asa untuk meneruskan hidup tatkala disahkan menghidapnya.
Justeru itu, sempena sambutan Hari Kanser Sedunia tahun ini, Majlis Kanser Nasional (MAKNA) menganjurkan simposium bertajuk ‘Kami Boleh. Saya Boleh – Bersama Melawan Kanser di Malaysia’.

Objektif simposium jelas untuk menjadi platform supaya semua pihak sama ada kerajaan, korporat atau persatuan sosial dapat tampil bagi membincangkan idea dan inisiatif melawan kanser selain mengurangkan beban yang ditanggung akibat penyakit yang menggerunkan ini.

Pengurus Besar MAKNA Farahida Mohd Farid menegaskan kepentingan semua pihak berpadu tenaga dan merangka pelan serta polisi yang lebih baik untuk masa depan rakyat negara ini khususnya dalam penjagaan kanser.
Antara ahli panel dalam simposium berkenaan adalah Perunding Klinikal Onkologi Hospital Sultan Ismail Johor Bahru Dr Mohd Roslan yang mewakili Institut Kanser Kebangsaan Malaysia, Pengurus Kanan Pengaktifan Jenama WWF Suan Tan dan Pengarah Urusan I First International Consultancy Dr Sudeep Mohandas.

Apabila bercakap mengenai kanser, selama ini perhatian diberikan kepada aktiviti meningkatkan kesedaran dan pengumpulan dana tetapi kali ini ahli panel simposium mahukan pendekatan yang lebih baik demi manfaat semua pihak selain membincangkan keperluan kajian berterusan bagi mengetahui punca sebenar kanser supaya ia dapat dicegah.

Menurut statistik yang dibentangkan oleh Dr Roslan, kanser berada di tangga keempat dalam menyebabkan kematian rakyat negara ini. Secara umumnya antara kanser utama yang ba¬nyak mengorbankan nyawa adalah kanser payudara, usus, paru-paru, serviks dan nasofarinks (farinks terletak di atas lelangit lembut dan bersambung dengan lubang hidung).
Satu perkara lagi yang tidak kurang penting ialah penjagaan bersepadu bagi ahli keluarga yang kehila¬ngan orang tersayang akibat kanser. Penjagaan dan sokongan yang sewajarnya amat penting tetapi ia sering diketepikan.
Akhir sekali ialah membangunkan strategi baru untuk mengurangkan risiko gaya hidup khususnya merokok, pengambilan alkohol, diet dan tabiat pemakanan serta senaman.

Hari Kanser Sedunia diraikan pada 4 Februari setiap tahun di seluruh dunia dengan satu tema yang sama. Ia bertujuan mengurangkan kematian akibat kanser melalui pelbagai aktiviti bagi meningkatkan kesedaran masyarakat dan menggesa kerajaan untuk mengambil tindakan sewajarnya.

Kempen tiga tahun dengan slogan ‘Kita Boleh. Saya Boleh’ dipilih untuk mengetahui bagaimana setiap anggota masyarakat boleh mengambil bahagian dalam usaha mengurangkan beban akibat kanser. Untuk maklumat lanjut boleh layari laman Facebook MAKNA di www.facebook.com/maknacancer atau www.worldcancerday.org.

Five things you need to know about your financial aid contribution to MAKNA

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KUALA LUMPUR: Spreading the knowledge and understanding of cancer is a priority for the National Cancer Council or MAKNA.

Over the years, the education part has grown in importance with the number of cancer patients increasing every year.

But, where does financial aid contributed to National Cancer Council (MAKNA) go to?

The following breakdown gives a picture of the percentages of expenses incurred by MAKNA for the services offered to cancer patients and the public:

For every RM1.00:

43 sen – is allocated to MAKNA’s Bursary Assistance Programme, which is a monetary assistance project that provides financially-challenged cancer patients with the required support

24 sen – is for others, including digital mobile mammograms, fundraising and volunteer activities, etc.

23 sen – is invested in the purchase of cancer-related medication and treatment at UKMMC-MAKNA Cancer Centre

8 sen – is put aside for cancer awareness programmes and educational activities

2 sen – is channelled to cancer research

Source: National Cancer Council (MAKNA)