Public webinar presentation on breast cancer. This presentation gives an overview of breast cancer in Malaysia, the risk factors and ways to reduce risk of breast cancer, early detection and its importance on survivorship besides exploring treatment options.
• Cancer arising from breast tissue
• The most common cancer in Malaysia
• 1 in 20 Malaysian women will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes
• 48% of patients present in stages 3 and 4, only 1/2 survive >5 years
• Fine needle aspiration
• Obtain cells for microscopic
• Less reliable
• Obtain tissue sample for
• “...diagnosed upon the basis of a
microscopic examination of the
fixed tissue, supported by a biopsy
• Breast cancer is very common
• Early detection saves lives
• Various modalities available for early detection
• Everyone associated with healthcare has a role to play to reduce its
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