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Jun 25 2020

For Her Love of Music: The Song that Beat Cancer

If there’s one thing that Nguyen Thi Man will go to any lengths to keep doing, that one thing would be singing. This 53-year-old realtor from Vietnam cannot help but smile and laugh each time she goes up on stage, even while lung cancer is threatening to take that happiness away.

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Jun 15 2020

Tailor-made Surgery: A Bespoke Suit for Your Health Needs

“I’ve never considered any case insurmountable,” says Dr. Piyawan Kensakoo, a general surgeon at the Horizon Regional Cancer Center, Bumrungrad Hopital. “It’s just that each patient is a unique case, and it’s our job to tailor the surgery to their case as best we can, because we want the best treatment possible for them, so that they can go back to living their healthy lives as normal.”

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Jun 01 2020

Patient Navigator: on the frontline of care

“We know that waiting times are a very sensitive issue for patients. If patients are left to wait for long periods of time, they may feel anxious, or that they’re not receiving the appropriate level of care. That’s why dealing with and managing waiting times is one of our top priorities.” These are the words of Panitta Suvannapaph, a patient Navigator officer at the Horizon Regional Cancer Center.

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May 21 2020

Chasing Mutation: A Tale from Laboratory

“We put tremendous effort into accurately identifying the cancer mutation as quickly as possible. Getting the right medication to our patients in a timely manner depends on it.

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May 05 2020

Cancer Care in the Time of Corona: What to Do and What to Expect Keep Calm and Carry on: Cancer Care Amid COVID-19

According to statistics, as long as we keep our immune system healthy and have no other illnesses, the chances of contracting COVID-19 or having severe symptoms are quite low.

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Apr 22 2020

Liquid Biopsy: A New Companion to Lung Cancer Treatment

For the longest time, the surest way to confirm a cancer diagnosis entailed cutting pieces of tissue out from the affected area for examination, otherwise known as a tissue biopsy. Even in some cases, such as with certain kinds of lung cancer, where x-rays or MRI scans are sufficient for accurate diagnosis, physicians still require more detailed information in to decide on the best course of treatment.

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Apr 20 2020

Bumrungrad International Advances Genetic Cancer Prevention & Therapy

From detecting pre-dispositions to certain types of cancer, to determining treatment plans for hereditary conditions and identifying defective genes within diseased cells, genetic testing is a potentially life-saving oncology tool at Bumrungrad International Hospital.

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Apr 07 2020

The Mirror of Life: Reflections from a Cancer Survivor

“What’s happening to my brother has already been mirrored in my own life. I don’t want him to suffer from cancer the way I did. I must do everything I possibly can to rid him of the cancer.” These are the words of Srey Ly, a young businesswoman from Cambodia. It seems that fate is playing a cruel game with her family; after nasopharyngeal cancer was diagnosed in her, her brother followed suite.

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Mar 30 2020

The power of heart: the hugs given and hands held by our oncology nurses

“When we’re caring for cancer patients, one of the hardest things to do is to find the blood vessels for chemotherapy. This is because they’ve already had so many injections and intravenous drips that the remaining viable blood vessels are few and far between.

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