Sunday, January 19, 2014

National Prostate Cancer Support Group

Group photo of founding members

Sunday 19 January 2014. 1000 hours at the Academy of Medicines, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.

The official inaugural meeting of the National Prostrate Cancer Support Group meeting was held with a more than expected turn up of participants. The movement was mooted by Brigadier General Dato Dr Selvalingam, Consultant Urologist from the Armed Forces Hospital. There were 17 prostate cancer survivors and carers attending the meeting. 
The meeting started with an introduction and explanation of the need to form the National Prostate Cancer Support Group by Dato Dr Selva. Representatives from the Max Foundation and founding members of the Max Family were at hand to assist the start up of the support group. Dr Razak spoke on his personal experience in forming up the Max Family support group for the CML cancer patients. Mr Dass who is the founding member of several local prostate cancer support groups in KL spoke on his experience about the aspects and requirements of forming a prostrate cancer support group.
Participants elected their own chairperson and core committee members to start up the movement.

Shima and Jia were secretaries for the day

Dr. Razak

Mei Ching and Jia

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Dr Razak and Mei Ching from Max family


Mr Dass

Dato Dr Selvalingam

Allen Lai

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The cancer chronicles

The Cancer Chronicles chronicle the advents and events unlocking medicine’s deepest mystery about cancer. This is an excellent researched and compelling read about the original findings of cancer tumours and the frantic up-to-date researches to find the cure.

This is a must read book for anybody who wish to do their own research into cancer. Nobody could do a better job the author George Johnson, a renown science investigator and writer. Johnson was pushed to research into cancer to find treatments when his wife and loved ones were down with cancers.

The timeline in this chronicle denotes the vast studies conducted to research cancer. As we are getting there to see the light at the end of the tunnel, we find yet another level of mystery. Such is the complexity of cancers. Cancer is not a single disease but thousands of unique diseases.
I personally could not put it down once I started to read this fascinating book. It is all there, laid bare with facts about what we already know of cancer and more importantly what we do not know.
Thank you George Johnson, you did what you had to do. An amazing task accomplished.

Read the comments about the book here

Allen Lai