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Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • The ketogenic diet has received great interest since the 1990s and while some studies have shown that it does reduce or prevent seizures in some children with epilepsy, there are those who believe the diet could also be useful to prevent or manage cancer. The ketogenic diet is a diet low in carbohydrates, with adequate […]

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  • One of the hardest tasks for a cancer specialist to deal with is to face the family when a patient dies. No matter how much counselling and discussion had gone into preparing them for the inevitable, it is often difficult to predict how the family will react to the actual demise of their loved one. […]

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  • Dr Zee Ying Kiat, a Senior Consultant and Medical Oncologist at Parkway Cancer Centre, talks about the third most common cancer among Singapore men.   What is prostate cancer? To answer this question, we first need to know what the prostate is. The prostate is a gland located below the bladder and in front of […]

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  • Thanks to CanHOPE JB, cancer survivors in West Malaysia have a community to rally around. With close to four million people living in the state of Johor, it is not surprising that one of largest and busiest of the CanHOPE centres is the one in Johor Bahru (JB), the state capital. About 30 people meet […]

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  • Jolyn Choo, a nurse at Parkway Cancer Centre, treats every patient with humility and empathy. There are many ways to spend one’s wedding night but it is likely that few brides would choose to do so by introducing their former nurse to the street foods of Semarang. That one particular bride decided to spend a […]

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  • When we first met in May this year, Madam Doan, 38, came in a wheelchair accompanied by several family members from Vietnam. I could see only her eyes as she covered her head with a cap pulled down low and a face mask that concealed the lower half of her face. She also had a […]

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