Individuals can still be diagnosed with cancer despite being young and not having significant lifestyle risk factors, warned oncologist Dr Aqilah Othman.

“This is why it is critical to research reasons behind cancer in younger people so we can

develop better prevention and early detection methods.” She said the detection of cancer in its late stages significantly increases the mortality rate associated with it and the delay in seeking medical attention is a major issue. (Pic) Aqilah said late-stage detection of cancer can affect treatment outcome. ADIB RAWI YAHYA THESUN