Regular health screening crucial to detect early signs of cancers

KOTA KINABALU: The public has been advised to go for regular health screening to detect early signs of colorectal and pancreatic cancers.

“It is crucial to check our health on a regular basis as early detention could give the patient a better chance to get proper treatment,” said Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu Hospital resident consultant, general, minimal access, bariatric & metabolic surgeon Dr Chan Khan Wei.

He emphasised the importance of regular medical check-ups during a public health talk held at the hospital, recently. The talk, held in conjunction with the launch of colorectal and pancreatic cancers packages priced at RM99 and RM299 respectively, was co-organised with Junior Chamber International (JCI) Tanjung Aru.

It was aimed at instilling greater public awareness and understanding of colorectal and pancreatic cancers. Some 122 people attended the talk.

Dr Chan discussed the advancement of colorectal cancer surgery while resident consultant, general & hepatobiliary surgeon Dr Mohd Sharifudin Sharif focused on the risks related to pancreatic cancer and dietitian Kimberley Ong delved into the misconceptions or myths related to cancer nutrition.

by PAUL MU

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