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    Cervix Uteri Cancer
According to the National Cancer Registry report in 2002, cancer of the cervix uteri is the second most common form of cancer that strikes Malaysian women.
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    Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting women in Malaysia. About one in 19 women in this country are at risk, compared to one in eight in Europe and the United States.
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    Liver Cancer
The liver is the largest solid organ in the human body. It has a rich blood supply coming from both arterial and venous systems, namely the hepatic artery and portal vein, making it a common site of spread for cancers from other organs, such as the colon and breast.
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    Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon and rectum. The colon and rectum are segments of the large intestine that play an important role in the body's ability to digest food and pass waste.
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    Kidney Cancer
Kidney cancer, or renal carcinoma, accounts for almost three per cent of adult malignancies. The disease is mainly seen in patients aged between 50 and 70. Among the risk factors involved in developing kidney cancers are cigarette smoking; obesity, especially in women; exposure to working environments...
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    Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate gland. It is located at the base of the bladder surrounding the first part of the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder. In Malaysia it is the sixth most frequent cancer and it accounts for 5.7 per cent of cancer cases in males.
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    Nose Cancer
The nasopharynx is the area where the back of the nose turns to meet the upper section of the throat. The cancerous tumour usually originates at the curved part behind the nose or the post nasal space. As the tumour is situated close to critical structures of the brain, spinal cord and throat, nasopharyngeal cancer can cause many symptoms in its...
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    Ovarian Cancer:
The ovaries are a pair of female reproductive organs, located in the pelvis on each side of the uterus. Their main functions are to produce eggs and female hormones. Ovarian epithelial cancer, the most common form of ovarian cancer, is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissue covering the ovary.
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