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3D Mammogram

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Importance of breast screening (3D mammogram) Why do women need to undergo breast screening? Breast screening is physical examination and imaging of breasts for all women regardless whether they have breast lumps or pain. The main reason for breast screening is to detect breast cancer early. It is recommended that all women aged 50 and above to undergo breast screening. Those who have risk factors for breast cancer such as having BRCA...

Importance of breast screening (3D mammogram)

Why do women need to undergo breast screening? Breast screening is physical examination and imaging of breasts for all women regardless whether they have breast lumps or pain. The main reason for breast screening is to detect breast cancer early. It is recommended that all women aged 50 and above to undergo breast screening. Those who have risk factors for breast cancer such as having BRCA genes or strong family history...

Radiation, Chemoimmunotherapy and Your Heart

Radiation, Chemoimmunotherapy and Your Heart As a clinical oncologist and radiotherapist, I am indeed privileged to be working in a multi-disciplinary hospital that is well-supported by various clinical specialties. Even though cancer rarely originates from the heart, advanced cancers often spread to the heart lining (pericardium) and result in fluid collection surrounding the heart, which is also known as pericardial effusion. This will affect the normal heart pumping mechanism and lead to...

Cardiac Arrhythmia – facts, myths and other burning questions

Cardiac Arrhythmia - facts, myths and other burning questions  What is cardiac arrhythmia? This is the medical term used to describe problems with the heart beat or heart rhythm. There is a complex network of electrical circuits/wires within our hearts which are responsible for controlling our heart beat. Cardiac arrhythmia is caused by abnormal electrical activity of these wires and depending on the type of arrhythmia, it can result in abnormally fast,...