Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) Did you know that it only takes five minutes a day, once a month and a total of one hour a year to save your life? Breast cancer is one the most frequently detected cancers and is the second leading cause of death among women worldwide with an estimated 1.6 million new cases detected each year. In Malaysia, it is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths amongst women1.
With early detection, thousands of lives can be saved each year. Many countries have shown a five-year survival rate of over 90% when the breast cancer is detected before it spreads to the lymph nodes2. Philips believes in adopting an integrated approach with dedicated solutions to support breast cancer care across the health continuum.