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Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.

The Ultimate Guide to the Treatment of Kidney Tumours in Singapore (2020)

When we think of diseases related to kidneys, the first thought that comes to our minds is usually kidney failure.

However, another kidney disease that may affect not only our quality of life but may also threaten our lives is the development of kidney tumours.

In fact, an abnormal growth in the kidneys is probably the last thing most people will suspect. 

So why should we be worried about kidney tumours? Read on to find out.

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5 Fast Facts You Need To Know About Moles

Hello to all those who chanced upon this article via Googling for "mole removal Singapore" - you've come to the right place. I've had plenty of paranoid friends ask me to check on their moles recently - so I thought I'd write a little about it.

Personally, if I was really worried about a mole, I'd definitely go to a dermatologist. Reason? Even doctors themselves often have a hard time differentiating between normal-looking moles and scary ones. It takes years of accumulated experience for a doctor to confidently say "that's definitely not a mole I'd be worried about" when someone's life is at stake.

I went through a paranoid stage myself when I thought a bruise on my big toe nail might turn out to be a melanoma (a type of very aggressive skin cancer), and this was after I became a doctor.

Below are five important facts everyone needs to know about when it comes to moles, with some information on how to go about removing your mole in Singapore at the end.

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The Ultimate Guide to Skin Cancer in Singapore (2020)

In Singapore, the weather is mostly hot and humid. Short sleeves and shorts are the most comfortable piece of clothing to wear. Little do we know that an excessive amount of exposure to the sun can lead to skin cancer. If it is not treated quickly, cancer can spread and become dangerous.

I have written this article to explain skin cancer to you. This covers:

  • Definition and types of skin cancer
  • Symptoms of skin cancer
  • How to diagnose skin cancer
  • Side effects, and others
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6 Scary Facts about Hair Dye: A Major Social Distancing Phenomenon

With so many of us trapped at home and some of us quarantined alone, people are searching for ways to keep occupied. It’s no wonder others are starting to play with their looks. If you've been on social media, you have definitely found that almost everyone, even celebrities like Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, Kylie Jenner, and a lot of others dye their hair. 

So if you have been addicted to TikTok during isolation like the rest of us, you have definitely come across a video or two of the hair dye at home that is gone right.

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Dr Justin Boey

"Doctor with interest in Aesthetics and Lasers"

Can Juvederm fillers that were injected almost 10 years ago lead to dangerous lumps in my breasts?

Thanks for your question. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Macrolane were previously used for non-surgical breast enhancement. However, their use has been discontinued. Some of the possible risks include: • Infection. This usually occurs quite soon after the initial injections • ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Treating and Combating Cancer in Singapore (2020)

Cancer is the number one leading cause of death in the world and is common among Singaporeans. While it might sound scary, doctors now have adequate resources and a number of treatments that can help you beat cancer.

My experience as a medical oncologist and medical director at the International Cancer Specialists has allowed me to share my knowledge regarding cancer treatments. 

In this article, I will talk about:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Food to avoid
  • Common myths
  • Types of treatments
  • Side effects
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What are the pros and cons of herceptin therapy and how much does it cost in Singapore?

Herceptin is the brand name for Trastuzumab. Do note that there is another medicine, Perjeta (Pertuzumab), which may be used in combination. They are recommended for patients with Her2 positive cancers.  What is Her2? Her2 receptors are "antennae" on the surfaces of all cells. Normally, they will receive ...

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3 Ways to Deal With an Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

Are you shocked your ovarian cancer screening shows signs of cancer? It might sound like it’s the end of the world, but here are some tips to deal with it.

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Stop! Do you have a question?

After taking antibiotics to treat inflammation, how long do I have to wait for a pilar cyst on my scalp to get smaller before I can have surgery for it?

If you have an inflamed cyst, it is advisable to see your doctor after 1 week of antibiotics to assess the condition again. There are no hard and fast rules, options of treatment can include: 1. Immediate incision and drainage of the inflamed cyst at presentation 2. Treat with antibiotics before excising the cyst ...

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Dr Stephanie Ho

"Skin specialist with over 20 years of experience"

In what cases are swollen Montgomery glands a sign of breast cancer?

Short answer: rarely   Montgomery glands are the small pimple-like lumps around the areola. They serve a similar function to sweat/oil glands.  They become prominent during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Most ladies will notice that the areola get darker, and these glands seem paler in comparison. Some ...

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