Cancer

Talking To Cancer Patients Is Not Rocket Science! Here’s How To!

Cancer is a devastating disease and has claimed a lot of lives especially in this decade. The news that you or a close relative has cancer is heartbreaking. If you talked to cancer patients, they would openly tell you how horrific it is to live with the disease. Death can come knocking anytime without a warning. This is the reason why cancer patients need the best care and affection to help them live a happy life free from worries and grief. There are several ways to show love and affection to these loved ones. Here is a lift of a few ways to write to cancer patients. Here’s how to talk or write to someone who has been diagnosed with cancer 1. Say something If a friend of yours or even a family member is diagnosed with this disease, you might find yourself tongue-tied and completely unable...

Debunking Common Lung Cancer Myths and Stopping the Stigma

Did you know that every day,approximately 10 Malaysians die of lung cancer[1]? According to the World Health Organisation, lung cancer is also responsible for the highestnumber of deaths in 2018, specifically 1.8 million deaths which is equivalent to 18.4% of the total[2]. Unfortunately, due to the stigma attached to this disease,patients have reportedly delayed their diagnosis and treatment[3]. This has also caused the lack in support and public empathy for lung cancer when compared to many other diseases. In an effort to stop such stigma, it’s crucial to first fix common misconceptions about the disease and educate the public regarding potential life-saving truths. Myth #1: Only smokers are succumbed to getting lung cancer While a majority of people who have lung cancer are smokers (or w...

CANCER – Who seeks world’s attentions

Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumours and neoplasms. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then invade adjoining parts of the body and spread to other organs, the latter process is referred to as metastasizing. Metastases are a major cause of death from cancer KEY FACTS (WHO FACTSHEET – FEBRUARY 2018) Cancer is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with approximately 14 million new cases in 2012. The number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next two Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in Globally, nearly 1...

BRCA TESTING AND BREAST CANCER – All You Need to Know

BRCA testing is recommended for women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer

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