Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Subang Medical Centre Prostrate Cancer Support Group

 Session in progress

Notes sharing

 Ms Adeline from NCSM

Happy Birthday Mr Wong

I attended the Prostrate Support Group Subang Medical Centre today. The meeting session was chaired by it founder member Mr Das. About a dozen of us attended including two new members. The main key points highlighted were the Tomotheraphy which was presented by Mr Chu, Subang Medical Center Radiotherapist, an up coming full day seminar on Holistic approaches for cancer treatments and a new drug called Abitrone just approved by the FDA.

Tomotheraphy is basically radiotheraphy using the latest equipment, which is more accurate, flexible and dynamic in delivering radiation concentrations onto its targets. Only two hospitals in Kuala Lumpur have this facility namely Subang Medical Centre and the Prince Court Medical Centre in Ampang.

Abitrone is the latest drug available, giving hope to survivors who are into the hormone resistance stage, when hormonal drugs are no longer effective. However it is quite expensive as the new drug would cost USD5,000.00 per month. A full course treatment would require 8 months. Mr Das will be trying to bring in the drug for one of our members in collaboration with the Subang Medical Centre.
The session had a ladies team from the National Cancer Society Malaysia giving us a presentation on the Relay For Life event to be held on 16 - 17 July 2011. We also celebrated Mr Allan Wong’s birthday today and wished him many happy returns of the day.

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