Singapore Breast Surgeon, Dr Chong Chee Keong set up Maven Surgery in 2016. He graduated in 1993 from National University of Singapore, started specialist training in 1995.READ MORE
Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent types of cancer among women. Many reported cases of patients consulting breast cancer specialists in Singapore are older women aged 40 and above. Breast cancer starts when some breast cells start growing abnormally. They also divide more rapidly than healthy cells do, due to a disruptive cycle in the normal division of cells in the breast. The abnormal reproduction then results in the formation of a lump or a mass.
There are many factors why breast cancer occurs predominantly and so commonly in women. Some of these crucial factors include menopause, monthly menstrual cycles and genetics.
Here are some of the causes and risks:
The most common symptom of breast cancer is the formation of a lump in the breast, but symptoms vary in many cases. It was reported that only one in 10 lumps is diagnosed as malignant. Proper consultation with a breast cancer specialist is the best way to help detect early signs of breast cancer.
Here are some of the common symptoms of breast cancer:
A variety of non-surgical procedures can detect the onset of breast cancer. Some of these procedures can help evaluate the extent and nature of the lump growing on the breast. Ideally, one should consult a breast cancer surgeon for proper diagnosis, and, in the face of abnormal results, to determine if breast cancer surgery is needed.
Here are some ways to diagnose and treat breast cancer non-surgically:
Breast cancer surgery comes in different forms, and your breast cancer surgeon will determine which is the most suitable for you based on your type of breast cancer, its stage, size and so on. The doctor will also be able to determine if it is possible to conserve the breast after surgery.
Here are the available surgical treatments for breast cancer:
As with all cancers, early detection of breast cancer in its early stages yields a much better prognosis and outcome. At Maven Surgery, Singapore breast surgeon Dr Chong Chee Keong specializes in breast cancer treatment as well as breast cancer surgery, always with the patient’s preferences and wellbeing in mind. Dr Chong also actively participates in international cancer conferences and overseas breast cancer surgery training, ensuring that his knowledge and skills are kept up-to-date. Contact Dr Chong at 6355 5285 for a comprehensive consultation today.
Colorectal cancer is basically cancer of the colon and rectum and is most prevalent among people aged 50 and above. To put the scale of colorectal cancer in perspective, it is the #1 cancer in Singapore and it does not discriminate – it is #1 among men and #2 among women.
While colorectal cancer can be genetic, it is usually caused by a polyp in the colon turning cancerous. As such, early detection and removal of polyps while they are still benign, is crucial.
Poor lifestyle choices can contribute to colorectal cancer. Frequent smoking, alcohol-drinking and even eating high-caloric foods are just some of the factors that can increase the risk of colorectal cancer.
Some causes and risks of colorectal cancer:
Symptoms of colorectal cancer can be hard to detect in its early stages.
Nonetheless, here are some common symptoms of colorectal cancer:
Diagnosis of colorectal cancer can be done through a rectal examination. This non-surgical procedure is performed through the gentle insertion of a finger into the rectum. However, this can only detect cancer if it affects 5 to 8 cm of the rectal area.
In other cases, a colonoscopy or faecal blood test can be used in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer. A colonoscopy would be the most detailed test, allowing the doctor to clearly see the entire length of the colon with the help of a thin flexible tube (with a small camera attached) being inserted through the anus and gently threaded through the colon.
Colorectal cancer is a serious condition of colon and the rectum. This is common for older people, and for those with poor lifestyle habits. Learning about the symptoms and stages of colorectal cancer can help in the prevention and detection of this disease.
Colorectal Cancer Surgeon Dr Chong Chee Keong has an in-depth understanding of managing patients with colorectal cancer because of his years of training and participation in various international cancer conferences. Aside from this, Dr Chong is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow. Dr Chong offers specialized services to patients, such as screening procedures for colorectal cancer as well as colorectal cancer surgery. Contact Dr Chong at 6355 5285 for a comprehensive consultation today.