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Monthly Archives: June 2016

  • One of the symptoms that cancer patients fear most is pain. But proper management of cancer pain can help patients focus better on their treatment and improve their quality of life. Dr Kok Jaan Yang, a senior consultant focusing on palliative medicine from Parkway Cancer Centre, explains how this can be done. Why is pain […]

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  • We have been told to avoid using our mobile phones as they may increase our chances of cancer. How true is this? To answer this question, first, one has to briefly understand how a mobile phone system works. Most mobile phones operate by communicating with a field installation known as a telecommunications structure. Together, they […]

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  • Parkway Cancer Centre’s Dr See Hui Ti explains how vaginal cancer can still occur after a hysterectomy. “Doctor, you must have made a mistake! How can I still be suffering from vaginal cancer? “I had my uterus and ovaries removed 10 years ago due to uterine fibroids. You must have seen wrongly. Please take another […]

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  • A recent forum took a closer look at what’s needed to manage cancer across Asia. In its 2014 World Cancer Report, the World Health Organization (WHO) predicted that the number of cancer cases in Asia would increase by 75 per cent over the next two decades. Today, healthcare systems around the world are already struggling […]

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  • There was the usual chatter at the family dinner table but my mind was somewhere else. The scene that kept replaying in my mind was what my patient said, as her son lifted the oxygen mask off her face. She muttered weakly in Cantonese: “Thank you for all that you have done for me these […]

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