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Natives, Chinese prone to nasal cancer: Expert
Published on: Thursday, April 18, 2024
By: Lorena Binisol
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Natives, Chinese prone to nasal cancer: Expert
Left: Dr Rajini. Right: Dental check-up was one of the services provided during the medical camp.
PAPAR: A study on ailments among the Kadazan, Dusun and Chinese communities show higher chances of contracting Nasopharyngeal Cancer.

It is attributed to genetic factors with individuals as young as five susceptible to the disease,” said Dr Rajini Rajagopal, one of 20 doctors who volunteered for a medical camp at Kg Kaiduan organised by the Lions Club of KK City.

The ENT specialist who previously worked for the NHS in the UK said: “We saw 33 villagers who had symptoms like bleeding from nose, headache, blocked nose or some signs indicating this disease which must be checked early. 

“Although it is a rare cancer, it can also happen to anyone,” she said and three people with nasopharyngeal lesions were referred to hospital for children and an adult with ear infection received treatment and were referred to hospital.





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