Whilst plenty of campaigns are dedicated for women, we decided to initiate an awareness campaign focusing on Malaysian men — since prostate cancer is a silent killer that impacts Only Men.
In Malaysia, more than 60% of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. We want to raise awareness on the importance of prostate health, risks and symptoms of prostate cancer and encourage early detection of prostate cancer in order to save our men.
There are things #OnlyMenCan do, like surviving prostate cancer — only if detected and treated early.
We aim to halve the number of newly-diagnosed advanced prostate cancer cases in Malaysia, from over 60% in 2020 to 30% by 2025.
To achieve this goal, we are committed to raising national awareness about prostate cancer, enhancing the competency of our healthcare professionals, and encouraging early detection and treatment.
Prof. Dr. April Roslani is the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, and the President for the Malaysian Society of Colorectal Surgeons. Through these and other related roles, she works towards advancing surgical standards, and fairness in the workplace, and has led the development of a new national training curriculum for general surgery.
Tan Sri Nazir Razak is the former CEO and Chairman of CIMB Group, and a prostate cancer survivor. He hopes more men who are at risk for prostate cancer will seek early detection and treatment. He joined the Board of Trustees for the Urological Cancer Trust Fund in August 2020.
Professor Dato Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman is a member of the Global Commission for Drug Policy and also former Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya. She is actively engaged in the national and global response to HIV/AIDS. She aspires to do the same for prostate cancer in Malaysia.