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The Malaysian giving cancer patients a lifeline

Annabelle Lee  |  Published:  |  Modified:

MALAYSIANSKINI | The big C, cancer, is often seen as a death sentence. One woman is attempting to change this reality.

For the past 14 years, Ong Mei Ching has dedicated her life to helping cancer patients, specifically those suffering from chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), combat stigma and live a fulfilling life.

CML is a rare form of blood cancer that is not life-threatening if treated.

As the Asia Pacific head of US-based cancer charity The Max Foundation, she has helped thousands of CML patients in Malaysia obtain access to costly drugs for no charge at all through the Health Ministry’s Patient Assistance Programme (MYPAP)...

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