Together Against Cancer

Event Phone: 6280 6690

1:00PM – 1:50PM   Dr Melvin Look   |   WHAT CAUSES CANCER AND HOW TO PREVENT IT

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Singapore. It arises from a complex interplay of genetic factors and carcinogens due to our lifestyle and diet. Many cancers can be prevented by reducing  our exposure to these substances. We can treat pre-cancerous problems before they turn malignant by regular cancer screening. Cancer genomic testing for inherited cancer genes can also be done if there is a strong history of cancer in your family members.

1:50PM – 2:40PM   Dr Jendana Chanyaputhipong   |   BEATING BREAST CANCER, TOGETHER

Breast Cancer is the No.1 cause of cancer-related female deaths in Singapore and the incidence is on the rise.  We know early detection is key to a successful treatment outcome, which means possibly being cancer-free again. In this talk, we will highlight (1) the benefits of early detection, (2) how breast cancer can be detected early, (3) what a person may go through to get the abnormality tested, and (4) the available treatment options including reconstruction.

3:10PM – 4:00PM    Dr Chong Kian Tai   |   UPDATES IN CANCERS OF THE URINARY SYSTEM – KIDNEY, BLADDER AND PROSTATE CANCERS 

Cancers in the urinary system often do not produce any pain or symptoms. In this talk, we will highlight the prevention, diagnosis and treatment for kidney, bladder and prostate cancers.

4:00PM – 4:50PM   Mr Caleb Mok   |   PREVENTING CANCER THROUGH DIET 

Do you know that your diet can affect how your body manages external triggers that mutate DNA? Sadly, most of the time we compromise our diet, putting our body in a consistent stage of mild nutrient deficiencies. Without optimal nutrition, our body is unable to maintain optimal daily repair, not to mention preventing cancers. In this session, besides the challenges of cancer-prevention diet, you will also be enlightened by the ways to overcome them, turning your diet into medicine that prevents cancers.

4:50PM – LUCKY DRAW & CLOSING (Attractive prizes to be won!)

5:00PM – END OF SESSION


Speakers

Dr Melvin Look

Director of PanAsia Surgery in Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital and Parkway East Hospital. He is a Consultant Surgeon in Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic and Obesity Surgery.

Dr Jendana Chanyaputhipong

Degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Obstetrics from the National University of Ireland, 2004. Completed Advanced Specialist Training in General Surgery in early 2015. As a specialist at KTPH, she served as a general surgeon in the Acute Care Unit. Received several patient service awards (SGH, AH, KTPH)

Dr Chong Kian Tai

MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edinburgh), MSc (Research) PanAsia Surgery. First Urologist trained in Southeast Asia to receive the prestigious full-time clinical Urologic Oncology Fellowship at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, USA.

Mr Caleb Mok

MBHSc (Hons) – Dietetics, Dietitian


Registration fee
$8 general ticket
$12 Buddy ticket ( for 2 )
Fee include a goodie bag* worth $30 for all attendee.

For more information, please call 6280 6690. 

*Terms and Conditions apply. Organisers reserve the right to substitute products with a similar value without notice.

  • Together Against Cancer
    April 6, 2019
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: +65 6883 5885

Address:
11 Eunos Road 8, Singapore, Singapore, 408601, Singapore

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