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Human Papilloma Virus related oral cancer

Surgery in oral cancers? Lower doses of radiotherapy for HPV cancers? Oropharyngeal carcinomas can be caused by environmental factors (smoking, alcohol etc.) or viral-driven. Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a common transmitted disease, has been associated with the development of many cancers, including oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) of the head and neck. While traditional, environmentally […]

Adult gliomas types

What are gliomas and the different types? Gliomas are a type of tumor that arises from glial cells in the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain and spinal cord. Glial cells provide support and protection to neurons, and there are different types of glial cells, such as astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and ependymal cells. Gliomas […]

Paying for cancer treatments

For locals Singaporeans and permanent residents can utilize medisave and medishield life. Many patients have integrated plans on top of medishield. For needy patients, there are further help via medifund, medication assistance funds and from other sources like Singapore Cancer Society. Medisave Medisave is a national savings plan. You can use it for inpatient treatments […]

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy with or without immunotherapy for lung cancer

Stereotactic body radiotherapy ( SBRT) is an effective option for patients with small non-small-cell lung tumours ( NSCLC) who are not suitable for surgery. It is also done to eradicate small relapses near the initial tumour after a lobectomy ( surgery for primary lung cancer). Even in patients with distant metastases, but experiencing good cancer […]

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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma and radiotherapy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v76hrhW1Mg&t=4shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD-CCIyrtLY Radiotherapy techniques Radiotherapy is a very effective treatment for NPC. In early-stage NPC, the cure rate is over 90%. Even in more advanced stages, radiotherapy can shrink the tumor and improve symptoms. The cure rates from a large Chinese cohort study showed that even in patients with lower-staged cancers have a progression-free probability of […]

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Curing metastases with stereotactic body ablative radiotherapy (SABR)

“With longer follow-up, the magnitude of benefit of SABR was more than in the original report and durable beyond five years.” In patients who developed a few metastases, it is still possible to eradicate these tumours. This is especially if the primary cancer is under control with effective agents and the overall pace of the […]

Large study on nodal irradiation in breast cancer patients

In patients who undergo a mastectomy, radiotherapy is recommended in certain higher risk patients. The role of radiotherapy to the chest wall after a mastectomy was established in a large study. This study showed that there was significant local control benefit, especially for patients with more than 3 positive lymph nodes. However, these studies were […]

What is proton therapy?

Proton radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses beams of protons, rather than traditional X-rays, to precisely target and deliver higher doses of radiation to tumors while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues. Proton therapy is often used in the treatment of certain types of cancers, especially when precise targeting is crucial and minimizing […]

Role of proton therapy in liver cancer

Hepatocellular carcinoma is prevalent in Asia, due to high incidence of viral hepatitis. Proton therapy has emerged as a powerful tool in patients who are not suitable for resection, or choose not for liver transplants. In the Korean 2022 guidelines, external beam radiotherapy is either a primary or alternative option in patients with certain stages […]