Iconic Community / 06 Oct, 2020

Advances in breast cancer treatment

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Breast cancer treatments have evolved dramatically in recent years, with treatment now offering greater precision, improved outcomes and a more convenient and comfortable experience for patients. During their visit to Bandung, Indonesia in September 2019, Specialist in Medical Oncology, Dr Shang Yeap and Radiation Oncologist, Dr Choo Bok Ai spoke to students and alumni at Maranatha University about advances in chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments for breast cancer, including:

  • Incidence of breast cancer and risk factors
  • Modern advances in medical oncology and surgery
  • How radiation therapy reduces the risk of breast cancer recurrence
  • The latest in radiation therapy techniques, including Deep Inspiration Breath Hold and stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Targeted therapy for early stage breast cancer
  • Importance of early breast cancer detection
  • Multidisciplinary treatment for breast cancer and specialists involved in patient care
  • Palliative radiation therapy to improve quality of life

Watch the full presentation below.

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