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Dealing With Cervical Cancer: A Women's Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign

Dealing With Cervical Cancer: A Women's Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign

Cancer is not the death sentence it used to be thanks to advances in the field of cancer treatments. While some cancers may not have a definite cure at present, some can be eliminated with early detection and prevention. Cervical Cancer is a striking example, which can be prevented with life-saving interventions like screening tests or vaccinations.

In light of the Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign 2019 by the Singapore Cancer Society, this article aims to highlight the role of early detection and prevention in fighting cancer. Here are some facts concerning cervical cancer and what you can do to prevent it.

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This Singapore Plastic Surgeon Discusses The Link Of Textured Breast Implants To Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

Breast implants are prosthetics that are used to alter the shape, size, and contour of a person’s breasts. They are commonly used for breast reconstruction in women after breast cancer surgery or for correction of deformities from birth. They are also used to augment the natural appearance of breasts in women seeking cosmetic enhancements. Getting breast implants is increasingly common and patients have been seeing positive results. However, recent developments have led to a correlation between breast implants and BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma).

There has been an increased incidence of BIA-ALCL reported mainly in America, Europe, and Australia over the years and Singapore has seen it’s first case recently. What is this condition and how does it affect patients who have been diagnosed or who are at risk of being exposed? Here are facts and concerns surrounding BIA-ALCL and the relation to other potential issues regarding breast implants.

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This Singaporean Psychiatrist Explains The Six Types Of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders

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Dr Terence Leong currently holds a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist position at Promises Healthcare located in Novena Medical Centre. In a DoctorxDentist post, he spoke in detail on the circadian rhythm of sleep and how it could lead to tiredness. Here's what he had to share.

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This Singaporean GP Shares Tips For Managing Fatigue In Adults And Children

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General practitioner, Dr Paul Ang, is a renowned Family Physician with a special interest in mental health. He is the founder of the Zenith Medical Clinic at Punggol West and focuses on bringing quality healthcare to Singaporeans who need it. He responded to several DoctorxDentist posts related to fatigue and how to deal with the issue. Here's what he had to say.

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An individual's dental structure can often determine the appearance of his or her face. Many people are affected by visible protrusions derived either from the jaws, incisors or other components of the lower facial structure. Due to this, there may frequently be concerns among patients regarding how exactly they can manage such structural inconsistencies.

Dr Priscilla Lu is an experienced orthodontist, specialising in dental issues faced by numerous patients. In a DoctorxDentist post, she focused on concerns and treatments involved in managing bimaxillary protrusion, a condition that she helps patients deal with. Here's what she had to say.

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