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Cervical cancer situation in Malaysia: A systematic literature review

WAN AZANI MUSTAFA1,2,*, AFIQAH HALIM2, MOHD WAFI NASRUDIN2, KHAIRUL SHAKIR AB RAHMAN3
1 Advanced Computing Engineering (AdvComp), Centre of Excellence (CoE), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Pauh Putra Campus, Arau, Perlis, 02600, Malaysia
2 Faculty of Electrical Engineering Technology, UniCITI Alam Campus, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Padang Besar, Perlis, 02100, Malaysia
3 Department of Pathology, Hospital Tuanku Fauziah, Kangar, Perlis, 02000, Malaysia
* Corresponding Author: WAN AZANI MUSTAFA. Email:

BIOCELL 2022, 46(2), 367-381. https://doi.org/10.32604/biocell.2022.016814

Received 29 May 2021; Accepted 13 August 2021; Issue published 20 October 2021

Abstract

Cervix cancer is one of Malaysia’s most significant cancers for women (around 12.9%, with an age-standardised incidence rate of 19.7 per 100,000). It was higher than other Asian, West, and even worldwide nations. The National Strategic Plan for Cancer Control Program 2016–2020 (Health Ministry) was presented to minimize cancer and mortality. The high incidence of cervical cancer in Malaysia is mainly due to women’s insufficient knowledge about its prevention and importance. Compared with traditional literature reviews, the systemic analysis provides many advantages. A clearer review process, a more prominent field of study, and essential priorities that can manage research bias can all help to enhance these reviews. However, better integration, cooperation, and coordination between government and private sector as well as NGOs and professional organisations are essential for optimal cancer control and treatment across the country.

Keywords

Cervical; Cancer; Malaysia; Review; SLR

Cite This Article

MUSTAFA, W. A., HALIM, A., NASRUDIN, M. W., SHAKIR, K. (2022). Cervical cancer situation in Malaysia: A systematic literature review. BIOCELL, 46(2), 367–381.



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