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Initial Experience In Expanding Multifocality Options

written by Dr Cheong Fook Meng on 13 October 2015

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Blended Multifocals

written by Dr Cheong Fook Meng on 7 August 2015

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Acrysof IQ PanOptix and Acrysof IQ Ultrasert

written by Dr Cheong Fook Meng on 7 August 2015

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Right Retroperitoneoscopic Partial Nephrectomy

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 2 January 2014

 

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Complications of Cataract Surgery

written by Dr Kenneth Fong Choong Sian on 1 January 2014

Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations done and is very safe and effective at improving your eye sight. It is done under local anesthesia through a sutureless tiny incision and the cataract is removed with a special ultrasound procedure called phacoemulsification. Some people call this a “laser” procedure but in reality, there is no laser used. There are newer laser machines called femtosecond lasers that can... Read more
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Hair Transplant

written by Dr Ruban Satkuna Nathan on 18 November 2013

 

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Allergic Eczema - A Skin Problem

written by Dr Kent Woo Chee Keen on 12 November 2013

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Acne Facts and Self Help Acne Treatment

written by Dr Ruban Satkuna Nathan on 4 November 2013

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Screening for Eye Diseases

written by Dr Kenneth Fong Choong Sian on 29 October 2013

Glaucoma causes loss of vision due to high pressure in the eye. This high pressure will damage the optic nerve at the back of your eye and cause loss of your side vision. As the damage worsens, the central part of your vision will become affected and you may notice a blind spot in your vision. By the time you notice this, the damage to your vision may be severe and irreversible. Glaucoma can be detected early on with regular eye pressure... Read more
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Cherish the Gift of Sight

written by Dr Cheong Fook Meng on 21 October 2013

It is primarily a neurodegenerative disease of the optic nerve. In general terms, glaucoma represents a group of eye diseases defined by progressive optic neuropathy. It is characterized by progressive loss of neuroretinal fibres at the optic discs with distinctive patterns of visual field loss. The diagnosis of glaucoma is made on the basis of characteristic excavation and undermining of the neural and connective tissue elements of the... Read more
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What's the difference between Food Allergies and Food Intoleranc

written by Dr Kent Woo Chee Keen on 14 October 2013

 

 

 

 

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Gynaecology Cancer - Detection & Treatment

written by Datuk Dr Abd Aziz Yahya on 10 October 2013

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Good Supportive and Palliative Care, making excellent cancer car

written by Dr Nick Chong Chung King on 8 October 2013

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Robotic Surgery

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 7 October 2013

 
 
 
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Recovery after Vitrectomy for Epiretinal Membrane

written by Dr Kenneth Fong Choong Sian on 16 September 2013

Epiretinal membrane is also known as macula pucker or cellophane maculopathy. Recovery aftervitrectomy surgery to remove this fine scar tissue covering the macula can take up to 3 months. Surgery is only done if the patient notices distortion of vision , in other words, if straight lines look wavy or out of shape. Some patients may have symptoms for many months before deciding to have surgery. Visual recovery after surgery depends on how... Read more
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Back Pain and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

written by Dr Harwant Singh on 2 September 2013

Back problems plague everyone at least once a lifetime. It is a common affliction which causes work output to be affected, and increases the cost of health care. The cornerstone in successful management of back pain is to establish a correct diagnosis. This is done by obtaining a relevant history and physical examination; supported by appropriate investigations. Once a diagnosis has been established, appropriate treatment can be suggested... Read more
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Smart Bullet in Leukemia/Lymphoma

written by Dr Goh Kim Yen on 9 July 2013

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Beyond G-Spots and gonads with Dr G

written by Dr George Lee Eng Geap on 4 July 2013

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Start Living again! after Obesity Surgery

written by Prof Dr Chin Kin Fah on 3 July 2013

The National Health & Morbidity Study in 1996 and 2006 revealed that the prevalence of overweight (BMI 25-30) rose from 16.6% to 29.1%. The prevalence of obesity (BMI>30) increased from 4.4% to 14%. It was also showed our female population, ethnicity of Indian & Malay and house wife tend to be obese. It was noted the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in this population also increased from 8.3% to 14.9% with substantially portion... Read more
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Start Living Again, after Obesity Surgery

written by Prof Dr Chin Kin Fah on 3 July 2013

 

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Get H4rd for a healthy, satisfied life!

written by Dr George Lee Eng Geap on 2 July 2013

Also a part of the launch, consultant urologist Dr Peter Ng Eng Pin spoke on the steps men can take to seek treatment for their condition. “Men who suspect that they might be affected by erectile dysfunction and sub-optimal erection should turn to their doctors for help. The first step will be to assess the severity of their condition, and after determining the best treatment plan for them, treatment with PDE-5 inhibitors and a health... Read more
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Breast Cancer in the Younger Women (Video Clip - Interview)

written by Dr Harjit Kaur on 24 June 2013

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Robotic Surgery

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 19 June 2013

The surgeon first makes several small puncture holes in the body to insert the required operating instruments. A stereoscopic telescope is inserted through one of the punctures to give a magnified 3-dimensional view of the operative field inside the body. The movement of the telescope is directly under the surgeon’s control. Similarly, operating instruments inserted are actuated under the surgeon's direction. The computerised... Read more
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Cervical Disc Replacement, A Step Beyond Cervical Fusion

written by Dr Chee Chee Pin on 18 June 2013

Aging process results in a decrease in the water content of the nucleous pulposus of the cervical disc resulting in reduced overall deformation, smaller elastic zone and lower threshold for failure. It causes even distribution of the forces to the end plate and may lead to narrowing of the intervertebral forament, facet loading and even compression fracture of the cervical spine. The effect of cervical spine with degeneration is that of... Read more
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'Do I Need IVF To Get Pregnant?'

written by Dr Haris Hamzah on 18 June 2013

 

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Lymphoma - Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma & Hodgkin's Lymphoma

written by Dr Goh Kim Yen on 3 June 2013

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Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

written by Dr Christina Ng Van Tze on 20 May 2013

Colorectal cancer is the commonest cancer affecting men and second commonest cancer affecting women in Malaysia. It accounts for one of the highest causes of cancer related mortalities globally. Although colorectal cancer screening is an established practice in developed parts of the world, it has not as yet been widely applied in most parts of the developing world.  Earlier national initiatives such as the Australian Task Force and... Read more
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Brain Tumour - Latest Development in Treatment Strategy

written by Dr Chee Chee Pin on 15 May 2013

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Latest news about nutritional supplements for AMD patients

written by Dr Kenneth Fong Choong Sian on 12 May 2013

Since 2006, eye doctors have been recommending a high dose of antioxidants and zinc for AMDpatients to reduce their risk of getting advanced AMD (bleeding at the macula). The doses of Vitamin C, E, beta carotene and Zinc recommended are much higher than our daily recommended intake  and supplements have to be taken daily to get such high doses. This is based on the landmarkAREDS study done in the USA which was conducted on almost... Read more
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General Voice Care/Vocal Hygiene

written by Dr Yeo Sek Wee on 9 May 2013

It cannot be overemphasized how important it is to maintain good water intake. We recommend 6 to 8 eight-ounce glasses of water a day to maintain adequate hydration. Bring a water bottle with you to work and refill it at the water fountain. The goal is to drink until your urine is pale. Good water intake helps keep the lubricating mucus on your vocal cords thin, creating the ideal environment for your vocal cords to work. Coffee, tea,... Read more
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Hydrops Diet

written by Dr Yeo Sek Wee on 9 May 2013

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Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

written by Dr Yeo Sek Wee on 9 May 2013

Sleep apnoea occurs when the upper respiratory system collapses, causing obstruction. The obstruction persists until the level of sleep lightness, allowing muscle tone to increase, which in turn overcomes the obstruction allowing passage of air into the lungs. During the period of obstruction, the oxygen concentration in the blood decreases, while carbon dioxide builds up. The cycle of breathing and obstruction continues throughout the... Read more
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Good Supportive Care, Making excellent Cancer Care Possible

written by Dr Nick Chong Chung King on 8 May 2013

The morbidity experienced during active treatment includes significant psychological and physical symptoms, emotional and financial distress, family dysfunction as well as work and career disruption. Some of these issues may persist beyond active treatment and result in long term morbidity. Complications of cancer therapy should be managed sophisitcally. This will allow cancer treatment regimens to be administered most effectively, promoting... Read more
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Left Retroperitoneoscopic Adrenal Adenomectomy

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 7 May 2013

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Age-Related Macular Regeneration (AMD) - (Video Clip)

written by Dr Kenneth Fong Choong Sian on 1 May 2013

 

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Breast Cancer in the Younger Women- Is the Management Different?

written by Dr Harjit Kaur on 17 April 2013

This is a unique group as many are either young mothers or haven’t started a family as yet. The issues faced by this group of women are multifactorial and needs to be addressed when managing the cancer. The trauma of being diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age is traumatic enough. The treatment of the disease often affects the fertility of these women whether temporarily or permanent. These are important issues to address before... Read more
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Targeted Therapy in Lung Cancer (Video Clip)

written by Dr Rachael Khong Kit-Tsan on 3 April 2013

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Urgency of Retinal Detachment Surgery

written by Dr Kenneth Fong Choong Sian on 31 March 2013

Symptoms of retinal detachment include floaters, flashing lights, shadows in the corner of your vision, and loss of vision. Initially, you will notice blurring of vision in the corner of your vision as the retinal detachment usually starts in the corner of your eye. As the retinal detachment gets worse, it will reach the macula which is the centre of the retina and is the most important part of the retina. When this happens, you will lose... Read more
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Laser Ear Surgery and Ear Implant Surgery

written by Dr Arasa Raj Sinnathuray on 13 March 2013

For adults with sensorineural deafness or mixed deafness a hearing aid blocks the ear canal to varying extents creating an occlusion effect which can be uncomfortable.  If the opposite exists and the hearing aid is not tight enough it results in whistling feedback.  These side effects are overcome by the Middle Ear Implant because the ear canal is left open.  For adults or children with mixed deafness a hearing aid can also... Read more
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Laser Ear Surgery and Ear Implant Surgery (Video Clip)

written by Dr Arasa Raj Sinnathuray on 13 March 2013

 

 

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What is an Eye-Stroke?

written by Dr Kenneth Fong Choong Sian on 7 February 2013

I often get asked by my patients if there is such a thing as an eye stroke. We all are well aware of stroke being a blockage of the blood supply to our brain causing loss of movement, loss of speech, and , loss of memory. The eye is actually considered to be part of the brain as the optic nerve which is one of the largest nerves in our body comes directly from the brain to connect to the eye. Any blockage of the blood supply (artery) to... Read more
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Left Retroperitoneoscopic Nephrectomy - Kidney Removal Procedure

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 21 January 2013

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New Retina Medicines for 2013

written by Dr Kenneth Fong Choong Sian on 16 January 2013

Eyelea is a new type of Anti-VEGF drug that binds to VEGF molecules in the eye. VEGF is one of the factors involved in common eyes diseases like AMD, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion. Drugs that can reduce VEGF in the eye like Avastin and Lucentis are now widely used to treat these retinal diseases. The main problem is that we have to inject the current drugs into the eyeball every month as current medicines only last about... Read more
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CSCR - a common cause of visual loss in young adult

written by Dr Kenneth Fong Choong Sian on 6 December 2012

I was away last month attending the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting in Chicago, USA. This is one of  the largest meeting for Eye doctors in the world, with more than 20000 people attending the meeting. It was good to update myself on the latest advances in eye surgery and catch up with old friends and colleagues. I also gave a talk at this meeting on Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSCR) together with other leading... Read more
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Transurethral Enucleation Resection of Prostate (TUERP)

written by Datuk Dr Liong Men Long on 5 November 2012

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What is an Epiretinal Membrane?

written by Dr Kenneth Fong Choong Sian on 18 October 2012

Most patients do not notice it until they see straight lines becoming wavy or out of shape. Your vision may be still good but objects will appear distorted when compared to the other eye. At the eye doctor, the diagnosis is confirmed with a dilated eye examination and a special test called Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). It is caused by overgrowth of scar tissue on the surface of the retina and this may be due to previous retinal diseases... Read more
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General Info of Hair Loss

written by Dr Ruban Satkuna Nathan on 28 August 2012

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Bleeding in your eye

written by Dr Kenneth Fong Choong Sian on 16 August 2012

When you have bleeding inside your eye (vitreous haemorrhage, VH), it can affect your vision because the blood blocks any light from entering your eye. There are many causes of bleeding in your eye including diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, and retinal vein occlusion. Retina specialists normally would perform laser treatment to the retina in diabetic patients to prevent VH. If there is already VH present, laser cannot be done... Read more
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When will my floaters disappear?

written by Dr Kenneth Fong Choong Sian on 15 July 2012

Almost all of us will experience seeing spots or lines in our vision at some point of our life. This is commonly known as “floaters”. This is sometimes an early sign of retinal detachment and you should seek medical advice. Floaters happen because the vitreous gel in our eye shrinks and detaches from the retina. The vitreous gel is normally attached to our retina. When this gel detaches, this results in a “posterior vitreous... Read more
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Combined cataract and vitrect surgery

written by Dr Kenneth Fong Choong Sian on 23 June 2012

It is now well recognized that removing the vitreous from your eye can make cataract develop faster. This is probably due to oxygen levels increasing in the eye leading to early cataract formation. Within 2 years after a vitrectomy, almost 90% of patients will develop a cataract.For patients who already have cataract and have a retina problem requiring a vitrectomy, it makes sense to combine the two operations and do them at the same time... Read more
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Smile for a While

written by Dr Kim K. Tan on 20 June 2012

It’s easy to forget just how fragile we all are. We are easily damaged.  Not so terribly long ago when a part of the body was badly injured it would need to be amputated. It’s a clear sign of how far we have come, and in a relatively short time, that doctors can now repair and reconstruct some quite appalling disfigurements, injuries, burns etc.  Dr Kim K Tan specialises in Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic/... Read more
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Prostate Cancer

written by Dr Git Kah Ann on 31 May 2012

The prostate gland is a walnut shaped gland located between the bladder and the urethra and found only in men. The prostate enlarges with age and urine flows through it into the urethra. With age and male hormones called testosterone, the prostate grows. This growth will begin to narrow the urethra and obstructs the urine flow. That is why older men begin to have weaker flow as they grow older. The function of the prostate is to provide... Read more
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Laparoscopic Cryoablation for Renal Cell Carcinoma

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 30 April 2012

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Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy - Partial kidney Removal

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 26 April 2012

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Need Another Prostate Biopsy? A PCA3 test can help you decide.

written by Dr Chua Chong Beng on 27 March 2012

Many men have a persistently high or further rise in PSA after their initial biopsy. This poses a dilemma to both patients and doctors. We know between 20-35% of these men will have prostate cancer that was not detected on the first biopsy. It is therefore important that they undergo a repeat biopsy. However up to 80% of these men will have a negative repeat biopsy at the expense of the discomfort and risk of serious complications.Read more
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Hematuria

written by Dr George Lee Eng Geap on 28 December 2011

Blood in the urine is often not a sign of significant disease. One of the commonest cause of haematuria is urinary tract infection, such as cystitis, which is more common in pregnant, sexually active and elderly women. Haematuria can also be a sign of an important medical condition such as bladder, kidney, prostate, ureteral or urethral cancers. Other conditions that can cause haematuria are stone disease, renal disease, benign prostate... Read more
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Penile Cancer

written by Dr George Lee Eng Geap on 28 December 2011

Patients are often reluctant or embarrassed to call attention to their genitalia and may be afraid of surgical procedures or treatment of the penis. Therefore, when the malignancy is diagnosed, it may be too late. The earlier the diagnosis, the more effective the therapy and the better the chance for cure. The delay in the diagnosis may result in the tumour progression and resulting in the therapy to be less successful and more disfiguring... Read more
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Breast Cancer Management

written by Dr Harjit Kaur on 1 November 2011

Dr.Harjit explains, “Intraoperatively, the sentinel node is identified using the gamma probe and with the assistance of patent blue dye. The “hot” (radioactive) and “blue” node(s) are identifed. The lymph nodes are sent immediately to the pathologist for frozen section. A full axillary surgery of the lymph nodes is only done if the sentinel node is positive for cancer cells. This technique therefore avoids... Read more
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Prostate Cancer

written by Dr George Lee Eng Geap on 19 October 2011

In Asian countries such as Japan and the Republic of Korea where prostate cancer incidence and mortality are just a fraction of that in North America, soy consumption in the form of tofu, soymilk and miso is up to 90 times higher than that consumed in the United States. There are some suggestions that the worldwide differences in prostate cancer incidence may also be explained by the high intake of green tea by residents of Asia. Read more
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Seed Implantation for Prostate Cancer

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 4 October 2011

Robotic surgery has significantly reduced blood loss and some of these complications but for sufferers who do not wish to have surgery, radiation treatment is the only option. Though effective, radiation treatment is protracted and not free from complications. Seed implantation is a form of very precise internal radiation treatment in which tiny radioactive seeds are implanted very precisely into the prostate to only treat the prostate... Read more
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First Renal Mass Cryosurgery in Malaysia

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 22 September 2011

The first case of cryosurgery for renal mass was successfully carried out in Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur with the help of Prof. John Ward from MD Anderson Cancer Centre. The patient was a 68-year-old man who was admitted with pneumonia when a 3-cm renal tumour was discovered incidentally in the upper part of his right kidney. The procedure was over in about 2 hours with virtually... Read more
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The GreenLight Laser Treatment

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 26 August 2011

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

written by Dr George Lee Eng Geap on 16 August 2011

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Coronary Artery Disease

written by Dr Suren Thuraisingham on 15 August 2011

Severe crushing central chest pain which may spread into the jaw or arms occurring at rest with sweating and breathlessness are the classical features of a heart attack (myocardial infarct). However, about 40% of individuals may present with much milder symptoms and even with no symptoms at all- although that is rare. Hence if you are an “AT RISK” individual (see below for definition) with a new chest symptom that is unexplained... Read more
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Kidney Cancer

written by Dr George Lee Eng Geap on 15 July 2011

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Better Treatment for Kidney and Bladder Cancer

written by Dr Chua Chong Beng on 22 June 2011

In the past, when the bladder was removed due to cancer, the surgeon would perform an ileal conduit, a surgical procedure to divert the urine to an external collection device (often referred to as the ‘bag’). During the operation, the urethra, which carries the urine from the kidneys are attached to one end of a segment of intestine (patient’s own) while the other end is brought up to the skin surface and attached to... Read more
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Bladder Cancer

written by Dr George Lee Eng Geap on 19 April 2011

The doctor's most important diagnostic tool is cystoscopy, which is a procedure that permits direct viewing of the inside of the bladder. Majority of these investigations are carried out by a flexible telescope that allows the procedure to be carried out under local anaesthesia. First, a topical anesthetic gel is applied, so the patient will feel little or no discomfort. The doctor then inserts a viewing instrument called a cystoscope... Read more
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Clinical Features of Prostate Cancer

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 7 April 2011

Prostate cancer is today the most common cancer in American men. Prevalence increases with age and there is great geographical variation in prevalence. For more than half a century, the mortality from prostate cancer did not alter much since Huggins’ and Hodges’ discovery of androgen deprivation in 1941. Most cancers present with obstructive or metastatic symptoms and median survival from metastatic disease had remained about... Read more
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Male Infertility

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 7 April 2011

Conception requires the meeting and fertilisation of a healthy ovum by a healthy spermatozoon. The likelihood of this happening in turn depends on the timely release of the ovum and timely deposition of semen in the vagina. The chance of any spermatozoon reaching the ovum in turn depends on their quantity, quality and the ease of them getting there. Evaluation of the infertile couple should therefore involve the couple as a unit and in... Read more
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Vasectomy

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 7 April 2011

Vasectomy is a simple procedure designed to render permanent sterility in a man. The vasa deferentia are most accessible in the scrotum making scrotal vasectomy a simple, low morbidity and reliable procedures. Popularity for vasectomy varies from culture to culture. In part of China, combination and publicity campaign and the introduction of minimally invasive technique had resulted in vasectomy being 3 times more popular than tubal ligation... Read more
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Urinary Incontinence

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 6 April 2011

It is the involuntary loss of control of urine which is objectively demonstrable and presents as a social and hygienic problem. It is a very common condition with a prevalence of between 8-34% in Western communities. A recent study of 1362 Malaysian women showed that up to 30% had experienced incontinence. Most patients with urinary incontinence suffer in silence because they are embarrassed to come forward or resigned to the mistaken... Read more
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Lifestyle and Prostate Cancer Risk

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 6 April 2011

Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer in men in many Western countries and incidence is increasing. Globally, the cancer is less common in Eastern countries like Japan and China where the incidence is almost 50 times less common than some Western countries. Lifestyle is now believed to play a very important role in the promotion of this cancer. As an example, prostate cancer in Japanese men who live in America is many times more... Read more
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Bladder Cancer

written by Dr Loh Chit Sin on 6 April 2011

The urinary bladder is the organ situated at the lower part of the abdomen which stores urine till it is voided. In Singapore and Malaysia, bladder cancer used to be the most common cancer of the urinary tract in both males and females. Males are affected 2 to 3 times more commonly than women. In recent years, as increasing numbers of cancer of the prostate are diagnosed, bladder cancers are now less common than prostate cancers in terms... Read more
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Current Practice in Breast Cancer Management

written by Dr Harjit Kaur on 29 October 2009

Surgery for Breast Diseases especially breast cancer has evolved over the years. From Radical surgeries of the past we are now moving towards minimally invasive surgeries. With the advent of aggressive promotion of screening for breast diseases, more women are diagnosed with breast cancer at an earlier stage. Early diagnosis equals to minimally invasive procedures resulting in an excellent outcome and prognosis.  From the radical... Read more
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Facing Breast Cancer

written by Dr Harjit Kaur on 6 July 2009

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Know Your Body

written by Dr Harjit Kaur on 30 July 2008

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Keeping Abreast

written by Dr Harjit Kaur on 20 July 2008

When a woman detects a lump or any abnormality in her breast, her whole world often comes to a standstill. A million things run through her mind, especially the possible loss of her breasts. As a result, we often hear women seeking all forms of alternative treatments before finally seeing a breast surgeon. Unfortunately, as a result of their unfounded fears and lack of awareness of the therapeutics options available, they usually end up... Read more
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Feeling Anxious and Panicky

written by Dr Rabin Gonzaga on 25 December 2005

“ I got off at the next stop and sat down, putting my head between my legs and took slow deep breaths. I felt nauseated but slowly I started to feel myself again. It was the most frightening experience of my life. I rushed to see my doctor, who sent me to the hospital for a check-up. He said I could have been having a heart attack! How can that be? I am young, only 25 years old! At the hospital, they told me I have an anxiety disorder... Read more
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Feeling Anxious and Panicky - Treatment Matters

written by Dr Rabin Gonzaga on 25 December 2005

At present, the main (and safest) form of drug treatment for anxiety and panic disorders are antidepressant drugs. While antidepressant medication, as its name suggests, is used in the treatment of clinical depression, they also have significant anti-anxiety action. They act primarily on serotonin and noradrenalin pathways, providing reduction in the symptoms of anxiety and panic by bringing forth a balance in neurotransmitter function... Read more
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Feeling Anxious and Panicky - Exploring Causes

written by Dr Rabin Gonzaga on 25 December 2005

Identical twins are genetically identical, so it is assumed that they carry the same propensity for the development of illnesses. It is shown that there is a higher incidence of these disorders in twins reared apart, implying that a physical/genetic cause is likely. It is important to note that the mode of transmission of these disorders (genetically) is not straightforward, i.e. if an individual suffers from an anxiety disorder, it does... Read more
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