Brunei recorded 987 new cancer cases in 2020, of which 448 were males (45 per cent).
One in four males in Brunei are at risk of encountering cancer during their life time.
Cancer cases are projected to rise by 108 per cent from 2020 to 2040 compared to the rise of 22.8 per cent from 2010 to 2019,
The Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC) Director Dato Seri Laila Jasa Dr Babu Sukumaran said.
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Speaking at the launch of the ‘Movember 2022 Campaign’ at Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) on Wednesday, he also highlighted the main causes for the rise.
Dato Seri Laila Jasa Dr Babu Sukumaran, the Chairperson of the Movember 2022 Campaign said the steep projected rise can be attributed to the increase in population growth, increased life expectancy, ageing population, change in lifestyle (obesity, smoking, alcohol and western diet) and better screening with diagnostic intervention.
More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin
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