• 04 MAY 16
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    When our own body works against us – Leukemia

    When our own body works against us – Leukemia

    Leukemia is a general term for different types of cancer, which affect the body’s blood-building system (blood cancer). A similarity of all those various types is that degenerated leucocytes (white blood cells) multiply themselves without any control. The disease can be distinguished in acute or chronic leukemia depending on the cancer’s progression. Children and adults

    • 24 AUG 16
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    Skin Cancer – How To Reduce Your Risk of Getting It?

    Skin Cancer – How To Reduce Your Risk of Getting It?

      Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. If detected early, it can be easily cured with a relatively simple surgery. This is why skin cancer only contributes to less than 1% of all cancer deaths.  It is categorized into three main types, which is basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

    • 18 MAR 16
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    Palliative Tales #3: Jared’s Story

    Palliative Tales #3: Jared’s Story

    To continue with the series on Palliative Care where we last stopped at PJ’s story, we will now look into the story of Jared’s family, whose mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and he tells us how they fought the battle together with the support of Palliative Care. Before we start off, for those who are unaware,

    • 19 FEB 16
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    Palliative Tales #2: PJ’s Story

    Palliative Tales #2: PJ’s Story

    In continuation with our series on stories highlighting the importance and relevance of Palliative care in the lives of patients suffering from terminal illnesses such as cancer, we bring to you yet another story from one of our friends PJ. Before we start off, for those who are unaware, Palliative Care is medical care given to

    • 04 FEB 16
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    Palliative Tales #1: Jerry’s Story

    Palliative Tales #1: Jerry’s Story

    Author’s note: It is #WorldCancerDay today! In relation to this important date, the team in GetDoc has joined hands with Hospices in Malaysia in spreading awareness on Palliative Care through several projects; you may find out more on the link below. In efforts of getting the message of the Palliative Care movement out there, we

    • 21 JUL 16
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    Oncology: The Terminator of Cancers

    Oncology: The Terminator of Cancers

    Do you know who first discovered cancer? According to the Edwin Smith Papyrus, dating back to about 3000 B.C., Egyptians once used a fire drill to burn the skin, in order to remove the breast tumors but the treatment didn’t work out well as expected. For so many years, more and more people had been

    • 11 JUL 16
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    How to save your life with the pap smear

    How to save your life with the pap smear

    Nearly 300 Singaporean women and 2000 Malaysian women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year. In Conjunction with The Women’s Gynaecological Awareness Month (WGCAM) Campaign 2016, we want to share a test that could potentially save your life: The Pap Smear Test.

    • 12 JUL 16
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    Get Informed: What Is Multiple Myeloma?

    Get Informed: What Is Multiple Myeloma?

    What is the meaning of life to you? Do you enjoy the pleasures in life given to you? While you are now complaining how less the sprinkles on top of your icecream is, how life is so unfair that you couldn’t win that pair of Adidas shoes in a giveaway, at the other end of

    • 08 MAR 16
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    Colon Cancer (Bowel in Battle)

    Colon Cancer (Bowel in Battle)

    Sam Simon, a man known to many as the father and co-founder of a very well received and acclaimed animated TV seriers, ‘The Simpsons’. Pope John Paul II, an inspiring figure to many especially to the Roman Catholics of the world was a great religious leader of his time. These two public figures have one

    • 22 JAN 16
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    Cancer – simplified and explained

    Cancer – simplified and explained

    What is cancer? Cancer is a disease where cells divide and invade other tissues uncontrollably.   How does cancer happen? These cancerous cells experience a change in their nature due to mutations within their genes. Daughter cells produced by the original cancer cells are also cancerous because they possess the same chromosomes.