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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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General Info of Hair Loss

written by Dr Ruban Satkuna Nathan on 28 August 2012

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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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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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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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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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