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Monthly Archives: February 2015

  • WORLD CANCER DAY, February 4 There is hope A healthy lifestyle, early detection and advanced treatment will give millions of people around the world a fighting chance against cancer. Every year, more than 14 million people are diagnosed with the disease, and over 8 million die from it. But there is growing hope of beating […]

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  • As many as 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented by changes in lifestyle. Dr Khoo Kei Siong, Deputy Medical Director from Parkway Cancer Centre, shows how the risk of cancer can be reduced. 1. Protect yourself Early detection is critical, and screening can help you avoid a long battle with cancer by detecting […]

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  • Dr Quek Swee Chong, Medical Director of Parkway Gynaecology Screening & Treatment Centre, talks about how women can prevent some of the top 10 cancers in Singapore. Cervical cancer: The 100 per cent preventable cancer There’s a reason why cervical cancer has dropped from fifth place to last on the top 10 cancer chart in […]

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  • Staff members at the CanHOPE centre in Hanoi seek to build a relationship with cancer patients in their care. Her work as a journalist opened her eyes to the plight of poor people around her. And when she moved to Singapore for three years because her husband was posted to work there, Ms Pham Hong […]

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  • You’ve heard of the term superfoods before, but what does it really mean? According to Google, it is a “nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being”. But for others, it’s merely a marketing term. The European Union (EU) has gone as far as to ban the use of the word on […]

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  • It’s never easy to tell someone that he or she has an incurable cancer, and especially if the patient is seeing you for the first time. However, that’s the unenviable task that I’m faced with almost every day. Madam Hor, a 53 year old Chinese lady, saw me a few days ago. She had complained […]

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