Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Malaysian men. Beacon Hospital has partnered with LCNM to provide free lung cancer screening to Malaysians and further broaden the public’s access to cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) screening technology (Qure.ai).
Carriers of BRCA 1 or 2 mutations have a 65% chance of developing breast cancer by age 70. As for ovarian cancer, 40% of BRCA1 mutation carriers develop ovarian cancer at age 70, compared to 15% for BRCA2.
Transfusion seems to be the immediate and “easiest” solution to treat patients with anaemia, thrombocytopenia, and prolonged coagulation profile. However, by giving patients blood products, are we helping them or are we doing more harm?
New technologies make it easier for people to embrace a healthier lifestyle, leading to acceptance and the awareness of their importance by the mainstream medicine field. This highlights the importance of a new, more holistic, model of healthcare.
It’s been said that the gut is the body’s second brain, and having an unhealthy gut can have a negative impact on the rest of your body. To understand why this occurs, it is necessary to first understand how a healthy gut should function.
Advances in science and technology have led to more options for extending the lives of those stricken with lung cancer, although patients in the later stages of lung cancer often assume they only have about six months to live.
According to co-founder of the NGO Lung Cancer Network Malaysia (LCNM) Dr Tho Lye Mun, lung cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the country after colon cancer, and third most common among both men and women. Click here for more information!
As we begin to step into our thirties, our tendons and ligaments will gradually start to lose their elasticity. We might not care about it in our daily lives, but repeating the same movements every day can cause tendons to tear easily. Click here for more information!
Stomach acid invades the oesophagus and causes throat reflux, causing swelling and inflammation of the throat. Once the cells in the oesophagus become diseased, Barrett’s oesophagus can be induced. People with Barrett’s oesophagus have a 10% chance of developing oesophageal cancer, so throat reflux is the cause of oesophageal cancer.
Genetic testing can be done either through blood or saliva tests to determine either an individual will be at risk of being a carrier of hereditary cancer. Before undergoing the test, the individual should consult with a genetic counselor first for views and advice. Learn more now!