Problem As the visiting oncologist to IIUMMC, I'm unable to attend my weekly oncology clinic at IIUMMC @ Kuantan, Pahang due to movement control order (MCO). Cancer patients need treatment fast (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy) in order to achieve higher cure rate for early stage cancer and to improve control of advanced stage cancer. Innovate, not … Continue reading Cancer: 1st Free Video Consultation for Cancer Patients
Author: Dr Ng Boon Huat, Clinical Oncologist, Malaysia
Video Consultation, Reaching Out To Cancer Patients Everywhere Due to Malaysia's Movement Control Order (MCO), a lot of cancer patients, especially those who are newly diagnosed, will not be able to proceed with immediate surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Most patients may not even know what to do next because they are unable to visit an … Continue reading Malaysia Movement Control Order (MCO): Free First Video Consultation for All Cancer Patients.
Not all lung cancers are of the same type, stage or treated similarly. In a nutshell... A. Targeted therapy For stage 4 lung adenocarcinoma (subset of NSCLC), further testing of EFGR and EML4-ALK mutation are routinely done in Malaysia. ROS1 rearranged mutation driver testing is not routinely done although targetable treatment is available. Those with … Continue reading Stage 4 Lung Cancer: Targeted therapy & Immunotherapy. Which to Start?
The first paragraph summed it well - drastic price reduction would enable more breast cancer patients with HER2-positive to be treated with trastuzumab. Trastuzumab treatment is heavily subsidised for patients who fits certain strict criterias in government hospitals. For these patients, this news won't affect them. Who will it benefit then? Besides adhering to KKM … Continue reading Good News for Breast Cancer Patients (with HER2-positive)
Mr C, who is in his early 60s, was diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer came with his two daughters for consultation. At the end of the consultation, one of the daughter accompanied her dad to go for venepuncture. The other daughter stayed back and ask, "Doc, how long will my dad be able to live?" … Continue reading Advanced cancer/ Stage 4: When Will I Die?