Treatment of Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Management – The Principles

By:  Dato’ Dr CH Yip Introduction Breast cancer is the commonest cancer in women in Malaysia.  There are many therapeutic (treatment) options, hence the need for clinical practice guidelines based on the best current evidence.  The modern management of breast cancer requires a team comprising of the surgeon, radiologist, pathologist, plastic surgeon, oncologist and a … Continue reading »

Treatment of Breast Cancer

Q & A on Breast Reconstruction – What you always wanted to know…(silicone implants etc)

By Dr Eileen Fong, Consultant Plastic Surgeon Question: How is a breast reconstruction done?  Answer: Breast reconstruction involves recreating the breast mound using tissue from the abdomen, back or buttock. The type of reconstruction chosen will depend on the patient having the right bulges or spare tissue at the right places to make up the … Continue reading »

Treatment of Breast Cancer

Examples of Breast Reconstruction – Photos included!

By Dr Evelyn Ho, with thanks to the remarkable ladies below! Attention:  The explicit photographs of the healing that occurs after breast reconstruction surgery are meant to be educational for those contemplating reconstruction or for those who are interested to know more about this type of surgery that restores form to the female body. This … Continue reading »

Treatment of Breast Cancer

The Non Surgical Management of Breast Cancer from the perspective of the Clinical Oncologist

By: Dr Mohd Ibrahim Abdul Wahid, Consultant Clinical Oncologist/Radiotherapist Breast cancer is the commonest malignancy among women in Malaysia. In Malaysia the incidence is about half of that seen in the UK or US where the incidence has been increasing over the last few decades. Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death. … Continue reading »

Treatment of Breast Cancer

Question and Answers on Chemotherapy & Radiation Therapy of Breast Cancer in Malaysia

By: Dr Mohd Ibrahim Abdul Wahid, Consultant Clinical Oncologist/Radiotherapist Question: Do we have enough cancer treatment centres to cope with the bulk of cancer in Malaysia? Answer: No. We need at least 100 oncologists in Malaysia and we have only about 60% of that number. Question: How well equipped are our cancer centres? Answer: Our … Continue reading »

Treatment of Breast Cancer

Radiation Therapy Planning and Treatment for Breast Cancer

By Ms Adeline Lim Adeline is currently Chief Radiation Therapist/Operations Manager at the Radiation Oncology Department, RAH Cancer Centre, Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia. Many years ago, at Radiology Malaysia’s request, she wrote this article to take away the mystery of radiation therapy and at the same time, share her experience at the place where … Continue reading »

Treatment of Breast Cancer

How will I cope if I have breast cancer?

A person with breast cancer may undergo several “crises” at the following stages: When they are told the diagnosis When they are starting treatment When treatment is not successful When treatment is successful because now, one has to live with fear of recurrence and future health problems Shock, disbelief, denial, uncertainties, damaged self-esteem, self-blame, and … Continue reading »