MHTC and cancer care professionals join forces

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) has teamed up with Subang Jaya Medical Center to announce, „’My family has a history of breast cancer, should I be worried? What screening should I do?’ Want?” at the MHTC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. The event aims to create more awareness about the importance of early detection and provide valuable insights into breast cancer prevention and screening methods.

In the panel, breast surgeon (oncoplastic) Dr Teh Mee Sze and certified genetic counselor Ms Yoon Sook Yee joined together to share their expertise and knowledge on breast cancer prevention, genetic factors and the latest developments. Screening techniques.

The panel discussion aligned with this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month theme, Thrive365. The theme emphasizes the importance of a holistic approach to breast cancer prevention and encourages individuals to prioritize their overall well-being throughout the year.

Breast cancer affects both sexes and it is very important to create awareness about this disease among men as well. According to recent statistics, breast cancer cases are on the rise in Malaysia, with about 5,000 new cases reported every year. Although some cases are hereditary, only 5-10%, most breast cancers result from environmental and lifestyle factors. Early detection plays an important role in improving survival rates, and regular screening is recommended for individuals over the age of 40.

Farizal B. Jaafar, Acting Chief Executive Officer of MHTC, expressed his excitement for the event, saying, „This event is a testament to our commitment in the fight against breast cancer. We are delighted to collaborate with one of the finalists of our Flagship Medical Tourism Hospital Project, Subang Jaya Medical Center, today for this session. To organize. We hope that through sites like this, we can create more awareness and renew the idea of ​​”precaution” about breast cancer, a disease that is often diagnosed in the early stages, with better outcomes for those who are diagnosed.”

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MHTC is dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer and saving lives. Through initiatives such as discussions, the MHTC aims to empower individuals with awareness and motivation for breast cancer prevention and early detection.

To learn more about breast cancer and for more information about Malaysia Healthcare and its services, visit or visit our social feeds at or LinkedIn (Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council). .

For media enquiries:

Duty Ismail
Vice President
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council
[email protected]
Chandrika Bhaskaran
Senior Manager
Public Relations & Content Communications
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council
[email protected]

About Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council

The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) is a government agency under the Malaysian Ministry of Health that is responsible for regulating the country’s healthcare travel scene, making it a major export service sector. Established in 2009, MHTC works to streamline industry players and service providers to facilitate and develop Malaysia’s healthcare travel industry under the brand „Malaysia Healthcare” with the aim of making Malaysia a leading global healthcare hub. MHTC works closely with over 90 private healthcare facilities in Malaysia who are registered members of MHTC.

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