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AMANITA

Lot 1.06, 1st Flr, The Ampwalk,
218, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel : +603 2162 8215
Fax : +603 2163 6172
Email : info@amanita.com.my
Website : www.amanita.com.my

  • Supplier of prosthesis, wigs and other post-surgery items
  • Counselling, workshops and nutritional advice

Amanita is committed to helping women restore their appearance and self-confidence after breast surgery, with several stores in Malaysia specializing in post-surgery supplies for breast cancer patients and survivors, such as prostheses, lingerie, bras, swimwear and wigs. Amanita also offers nutritional advice, counselling and workshops on topics such as lymphedema and exercise.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

15, Jalan Rengas, Taman Melodies,
Johor Bahru, Johor.

BREAST CANCER WELFARE ASSOCIATION (BCWA)

2nd Floor, Bangunan Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
16, Jln Utara, 46200 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel : +603 7954 0133
Fax : +603 7954 0122
Email : bcwa@tm.net.my
Website : http://www.radiologymalaysia.org/breasthealth/BCWA/aboutbcwa.htm

  • Support group and counseling
  • Education and training
  • Assistance – physical aid, medical or financial

BCWA is a self-help support group, whereby a volunteer or a breast cancer survivor uses her experience to help another woman (patient) recover from breast cancer. Its members comprise breast cancer survivors, family members of breast cancer patients, related professionals and interested persons. Their objectives are to provide:

  • Psychosocial support to breast cancer patients before, during and after treatment.
  • Assistance in procuring non-medical physical aids for breast cancer patients.
  • Public education in breast self examination.
  • Their hotline is open from Mon-Fri at 10am – 4.30pm.

CANCERLINK FOUNDATION

13, Jalan Utara,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.

Tel : +603 7956 9499 / 7957 9310
Fax : +603 7957 9310
Email : cancerkl@tm.net.my

  • Support and care for patients

The Cancerlink Foundation provides care and support to cancer patients. One of its projects include the home-stay programme, with based in Petaling Jaya which provides free lodging for cancer patients and their family members, food, and transport to the hospital for treatment. Counselling is available and entry is determined through hospital references.

Cancerlink Foundation, Perak branch
60A, Lintasan Perajurit 6, Ipoh Garden East,
31400 Ipoh, Perak
Tel : +605 255 9906
Fax : +605 255 6164

Cancerlink Foundation, Penang branch
2U, Lorong Delima 17, Island Glades,
11700 Pulau Pinang
Tel : +604 659 3692
Fax : +604 565 2052

Cancerlink Society of Malaysia, Kuantan branch
B 1882, Lrg Sekilau 32, Taman Pacific, Jalan Haji Ahmad,
25300 Kuantan, Pahang
Tel : +609-515 8539
Fax : +609-515 8539

COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY, ACADEMY OF MEDICINE OF MALAYSIA

c/o Department of Biomedical Imaging
University Malaya Medical Centre
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel : +603-7949 2093
Fax : +603-7958 1973
Email : secretariat@radiologymalaysia.org
Website : www.radiologymalaysia.org

  • Research
  • Education

The College is the authoritative body of radiology, clinical oncology and allied sciences and aims to develop the highest standards of the above by:

  • Providing education and training
  • Formulating and implementing quality assurance programmes and practice standards
  • Promoting research
  • Advising and assisting the relevant regulatory authorities
  • Providing community services
  • Working with the healthcare providers and educate consumers on the benefits and risks of therapeutic and imaging procedures
  • Establishing standards and practice guidelines in the use of Information Technology.

HOSPIS MALAYSIA

No. 2 Jalan 4/96, Off Jalan Sekuci,
Taman Sri Bahtera,
56100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel : +603 9133 3936
Fax : +603 9133 3941
Email : info@hospismalaysia.org
Website : www.hospismalaysia.org

  •  Palliative care
  •  Education and training
  •  Assistance – physical aid, medical or financial

Hospis Malaysia provides free palliative care services to those living in Klang Valley, meeting the needs of people with life-threatening illnesses, their loved ones, and caregivers. It also provides training to health professionals and raising public awareness on palliative care.

They have a provision to loan out medical equipments and patient-aids, such as oxygen cylinders and concentrators, beds, syringe drivers, commodes, walking aids and others to patients without charge. They also provide assistance to run errands and transportation, as well as bereavement support service to relatives of patients.

In the event of an emergency, patients who are registered for Palliative Homecare can have access to a team of designated medical staff who will be available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

KASIH HOSPICE CARE SOCIETY

74, Jalan 14/29, Section 14,
46100 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel : +603 7960 7424 (Info)
+603 5631 5271 / 012 933 6782 (Goh Sock Foong) or 012 267 2873 (Steven Quah)
Fax : +603 7956 6442
Email : admin@kasih-hospice.org
Website : www.kasih-hospice.org

  • Medical, emotional and spiritual support for patients and their families, at hospitals or at home
  • Provides an in-patient service
  • Training workshops in hospice care

Kasih Hospice Care Society (KHC) is a charitable organization with a team of doctors, nurses and trained volunteers that help provide care and support for patients facing life-threatening illnesses and their families too. KHC is also involved in community through its regular workshops and educational programmes.

MAJLIS KANSER NASIONAL (MAKNA)

No. 26-3, Jalan 10/55A,
Taman Setiawangsa,
54200 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.

Tel : +603 4256 9178 / 79
Fax : +603 4256 9203
Email : makna@makna.org.my
Website : www.makna.org.my

  • Support group and counseling
  • Education and training
  • Research
  • Assistance – physical aid, medical or financial

MAKNA (or National Cancer Council) is a community service provider that aims to:

  • Educate the public on the causes of cancer and to promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Give the best care and treatment to cancer patients.
  • Provide screening and early diagnostic facilities to enable early detection of cancer.
  • Source, collate and disseminate information effectively to all levels of society.
  • Encourage, support and conduct research in basic science and clinical research on cancer that will lead to innovative treatment approaches.
  • Manage a bursary program to provide financial assistance to cancer patients who are unable to meet the financial costs of treatment.

MALAYSIAN ONCOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Secretariat of Malaysian Oncological Society
Unit 13-01, Amcorp Service Suites,
Menara Melawangi, Pusat Perdagangan Amcorp,
18, Jalan Persiaran Barat,
46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor,
Malaysia.

Email : info@malaysiaoncology.org
Website : www.malaysiaoncology.org

  • Education and training
  • Research

This academic society consists of oncologists, physicians and surgeons aims to enhance the knowledge of its members with the following objectives to:

  • Enhance and update the members on the current issues related to cancer care
  • Provide a forum for discussion and collaboration with other specialist treating cancer such as physicians, surgeons
  • Provide expert advice to any government or non government agencies pertaining to cancer care
  • Provide accurate and up to date information on the management of cancer to doctors, news media, patients or any other professional bodies
  • Assist academic and government agencies in formulating clinical practice guidelines for the country
  • Educate the public on cancer screening, treatment and prevention
  • Excel in clinical research
  • Provide feedback, advice or comments on controversial issues that may affect the quality of care of cancer patients

It is committed to offer its services to:

  • The Ministry of Health, in an advisory capacity to improve the quality of cancer services in Malaysia.
  • The media through evidence based and non controversial articles, ensuring the public does not get misled or become confused on the various issues related to cancer care
  • NGOs requiring input on cancer issues
  • Vet non evidence based / unproven claims on cancer screening, early detection and treatment in a consultative or advisory manner
  • Promote Malaysian oncological services for Health Tourism

MAMMOGRAPHY CENTRE

A2.27, Komtar, Jalan Penang
10000 Penang

Tel : +604 261 4140
Fax : +604 261 8691

MATAHARI

Lorong Maxwell 2, Jalan Maxwell,
Off Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg,
93000 Kuching, Sarawak.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Blok E1, E6, E7 & E10, Parcel E,
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan,
62590 Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Tel : +603 8883 3888
Email : webmaster@moh.gov.my
Website : www.moh.gov.my

  • Government body

The Malaysian Ministry of Health’s mission is to build partnership for health to facilitate and support the people to:

  • Attain fully their potential in health
  • Motivate them to appreciate health as a valuable asset
  • Take positive action to improve further and sustain their health status
  • To enjoy a better quality of life

NATIONAL CANCER REGISTRY (NCR)

2nd Floor, MMA House, 124, Jalan Pahang,
53000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel : +603 4045 5928
Fax : +603 4045 1252
Email : ncr@acrm.org.my
Website : www.acrm.org.my

The NCR was established to integrate the various regional registries and other data sources for nationwide cancer registration in Malaysia. Their objectives are to:

  • Determine the disease burden attributable to cancer by quantifying the magnitude of cancer morbidity and mortality, and its geographic and temporal trends in Malaysia.
  • Identify subgroups in the population at high risk of cancer to whom cancer prevention effort should be targeted.
  • Identify potential risk factors involved in cancer.
  • Evaluate cancer treatment, control and prevention program.
  • Stimulate and facilitate epidemiological research on cancer.

The NCR receives data on cancer from 3 main sources:

  • The Ministry of Health hospital discharge information system
  • The National Vital Registration system (Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara)
  • Individual doctors who provide cancer diagnostic services or who care for cancer patients, and voluntarily report data to the NCR.

NATIONAL CANCER SOCIETY OF MALAYSIA

66, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz,
50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel : +603 2698 7351
Fax : +603 2698 2087
Email : contact@cancer.org.my
Website : www.cancer.org.my

The National Cancer Society of Malaysia is dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life of cancer patients through its treatment centre and wellness activitie. It also offers a resource centre and educational programmes to educate the public on cancer and its early detection.

National Cancer Society of Malaysia-Johor
39-B Jalan Abdul Samad,
80100 Johor Bahru.
Tel : +607 225 3055

National Cancer Society of Malaysia-N.Sembilan
No 9 Jalan Manfakat,
Taman Temiang Jaya.
Tel : +606 763 5131

National Cancer Society of Malaysia-Perak
No 7 Persiaran Woods,
Canning Gardens,
31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel : +605 546 4688
Fax : +605 547 1993

PAHANG BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

7352, Taman Rotan Tunggal,
27600 Pahang
Tel : +609 355 6895 / 013-936 3787 (Puan Nora

PENANG BREAST CARE SOCIETY

Mount Miriam Hospital,
23, Jalan Bulan Fettes Park,
11200 Tanjong Bungah, Pulau Pinang
Tel : +604 658 7108

PERSATUAN KANSER NETWORK SELANGOR DAN WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN (KANWORK)

Institute for Community & Peace Studies (PEKKA),
Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43000 Serdang, Selangor
Tel : +603 8946 8421
Fax : +603 8941 2970
Website : www.ipsas.upm.edu.my/kanwork/

  • Outreach programmes to provide support and information to those diagnosed with breast cancer, their family and friends
  • Support group, help line, resource centre and public education
  • Home and ward visitations

Persatuan Kanser Network Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan (KanWork) is an outreach group that offers a support system for breast cancer patients and their families. It also fosters cooperation among individuals, groups and institutions to help educate patients, their families and the community. In addition, KanWork is involved in efforts of prevention, early detection, and treatment of breast cancer. The KanWork Resource Center is located at the Putrajaya Hospital.

PERSATUAN PINK CHAMPION IPOH

c/o Sumithra Surgical Clinic,
Suite 217 Hospital Pantai Putri,
126 Jalan Tambun,
31400 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel : +605 548 4333 ext 3821 / 3822
Fax : +605 545 8168

RUMAH HOSPIS PULAU PINANG

250a Jalan Air Itam,
10460 Penang.
Tel : +604 228 4140
Fax : +604 226 4676
Email : devarajs@tm.net.my

SEGAMAT BREAST CANCER SUPPORT SOCIETY

49B, Jalan Gudang Ubat, 85000 Segamat, Johor,

YAYASAN BUDI PENYAYANG MALAYSIA

3rd Flr, Wisma Penyayang,
No 6, Jalan Equine,
Taman Equine Bandar Putra Permai,
43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Tel : +603 8946 0222
Fax : +603 8946 0233
Email : stephendoss@penyayang.org.my
Website : www.penyayang.org.my

  • Provides aid and medical assistance to the needy and disadvantaged * Promotes and nurtures the development of “Keluarga Bahagia” * Improves the education achievements of deserving individuals.

Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia is a Foundation incorporated for charitable purposes. In addition to medical assistance, aid and relief to those in need, one of the main focus of PENYAYANG is to promote and nurture the development of “Keluarga Bahagia”, to ensure the development of Malaysia as a dynamic and progressive nation.


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