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Epidemiology of prostate cancer: Malaysia

The incidence of prostate cancer in Malaysia.
© Universiti Malaya

In Malaysia, prostate cancer is the third most common cancer among men.

The Malaysia National Cancer Registry reported that it is most common among Chinese, followed by Indian and Malay. The incidence is increasing in Malaysia.

  • WHO 2018 – Age adjusted death rate for prostate cancer in Malaysia is 5.77 per 100,000 population.
  • These relatively low incidences could be a result of lower screening rates. The incidence of prostate cancer in Asia is also on the rise. Despite interregional variations, currently, Asia accounts for 33% of prostate cancer related deaths worldwide.
  • Relative survival at 5-year for prostate cancer is 73.0.
  • 5-year relative survival of early stage PCa >98%, whereas metastatic prostate cancer (de novo) is associated with a median overall survival of 4-6 years depending on the burden of disease.
© Universiti Malaya
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