Hey – Smoking is uncool!

  Television and movies show some of our favourite stars lighting up cigarettes as if it were as natural as breathing air. Whilst smoking seems to be declining amongst people in Europe and other developed countries, in Malaysia – we seem to be seeing more and more youth smoking in public with nonchalance. It used […]

What Is Interventional Radiology?

  By Dr SEE Teik Choon, FRCS, FRCR, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Cambridge, UK Interventional Radiology is a relatively new subspecialty of Radiology. It is a subspecialty where minimally invasive procedures are performed under radiological guidance using X rays, ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT) and lately, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The persons who perform the procedures […]

Uterine Fibroid Embolisation

  By Dr SEE Teik Choon, FRCS, FRCR, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Cambridge, UK Uterine Fibroids, or uterine myomas (short for leiomyoma), affect more than 30% of women. The terms fibroid and myoma are used interchangeably. Most fibroids do not cause symptoms, and do not require treatment. Fibroids may require treatment in the following circumstances: Fibroids […]

What is Clinical Oncology?

  Previously known as Radiotherapy and Oncology Definition of Clinical Oncologists Clinical Oncologists are medical specialists skilled in non-surgical forms of cancer treatment, utilising radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radioactive isotopes and other special techniques to treat patients with cancer. In addition to treating those patients who are subsequently cured of their disease, the clinical oncologist […]