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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among Malaysian women. Due to its prevalence, it’s important to understand how breast cancer affects Malaysians in terms of its key risk factors such as lifestyle and age as well as how we can detect and prevent breast cancer to avoid being part of the statistics. As a woman, understanding this may mean the difference in preventing it. As a man, being informed for the sake of others is also important! Although with a much lower chance, men still have a risk of getting breast cancer.
Prevalence and survival rate stats
a) 1 in 19 of Malaysian
You need a critical illness plan because of the high prevalence of critical illnesses in Malaysia and the high costs associated with it. The prevalence is shown in the statistics. According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia in 2019, the leading cause of death in Malaysia was ishaemic heart disease, a critical illness making up 15.6% of deaths in Malaysia. There was also an 11% increase in new cancer cases and nearly 30% more deaths from cancer reported from 2012-2016 compared to 2007-2011 in Malaysia. Cancer incidence in Malaysia is expected to double by 2040. It can happen to anyone,
There are pros and cons when it comes to both indoor and outdoor exercises. With pandemic concerns generally having subsided, it’s a good time to go out and exercise outdoors. Malaysian weather is generally suitable for outdoor exercise with only hot temperatures at certain hours and rain to contend with. Studies have shown outdoor exercises show greater improvement in mental wellbeing compared to indoor exercises. The sunshine also helps where not only does it have a positive effect on mood, but you can also get the benefits of vitamin D! Looking for outdoor exercises that focus on burning
Critical illness cover is becoming increasingly important as high medical inflation has persisted consistently for many years in Malaysia. Critical illnesses are serious illnesses such as cancer, stroke or heart disease. The high treatment cost for critical illnesses and its negative effect on ability to work makes it important for Malaysians to consider critical illness cover.
For example, the average cost for a single continuous hospital stay for cancer across public and private hospitals in Malaysia was RM7,087 in 2017. There was an 11% increase in new cancer cases and nearly 30% more
Malaysian food is very much ingrained in our culture. We greet each other with “Sudah makan?” So it comes as no surprise that our food is renowned for being extremely delicious. The traditional Malaysian diet is not known as healthy. However, Malaysian food can still be enjoyed while keeping our health and tummies in check. We can even go one step further and make healthier options even healthier by modifying ingredients. Here’s 5 popular healthy Malaysian food you can consider adding to your weekly meal plan.
Famous for its eye-catching blue rice, Nasi Kerabu