FSK Help to Raise Public Awareness about Cancer

By Asmahanim Amir

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Feb 2017 – Faculty of Health Sciences (FSK), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) collaborate with KPJ Healthcare and CancerCare to raise public awareness while also improving patient outcomes as part of a national effort to reduce cancer.

The collaboration is a serious effort of each organisation to educate and to inform Malaysians that they can still seek out ways to deal with cancer.

FSK UKM has selected for the National Cancer Care and Awareness Campaign (NCCA) programme because the faculty is in line with the university’s long standing goal and mission to serve the community, particularly the underserved and underprivileged.

This will be marked by the establishment of the Cancer Education, Wellness and Health Promotion Services Centre (UKM-Cancer Care) in FSK.

Estimates by the Ministry of Health Malaysia indicate that about 100,000 Malaysians suffer from cancer each year. That translates to one of four citizens facing the very real threat of the disease.

Not all hope is lost, because today there are more alternatives available for cancer patients and their families, provided by both the public and the private sector.

The NCCA programme has launched by Deputy Director General of Health (Public Health), Ministry of Health, Dato’ Dr Azman Abu Bakar at KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital, recently.