KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- The 3rd Malaysian International Conference on Holistic Health for Cancer hosted by Cansurvive Centre Malaysia Berhad will be held on Oct 27 at Sime Darby Convention Centre, here.
Its president, Vaidya C D Siby said the one-day conference, which begins at 9am, will feature prominent speakers from the United States, Germany, Italy, Australia, India and Malaysia who are experts in Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Yoga and Mental Health Discipline.
He said, the conference aims to create greater awareness about the benefits and availability of these holistic, non-invasive cancer therapies that include nutrition and diet and other forms of orthodox treatments, so that patients would have a truly holistic approach to cancer.
"The theme for this year's conference is 'Holistic Healing for Lung Cancer', which is one of the major causes of cancer death in Malaysia characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in the lung tissues.
"If left untreated, it can easily spread beyond the lung," he said.
He said, the most common cause for lung cancer was long-term exposure to tobacco smoke which causes 80 to 90 per cent of lung cancers followed by genetic factors.
Siby said that based on available cancer statistic from 2008 to 2010, 6.88 per cent of men and women born today or one in 15 people were diagnosed with lung cancer and bronchus during their lifetime.
"The statistics also showed it was estimated that men had about 44 per cent chance of developing cancer in their lifetime, while women had about 38 per cent chance of developing cancer," he said.
He said this conference is open to the public for free and those who wish to attend can call Pushpa at 012-9732528 for reservation, which will be made available on a first come first served basis.