2011 > Cancer Treatments > Welcome


Welcome to Better Health, the magazine for patients and friends of Bumrungrad International Hospital. Every life lost to cancer is felt by many people. When you consider that cancer will claim another 11 million lives by the year 2030, it would be hard to deny that the disease is a formidable threat not to be underestimated.

Each day, cancer experts from all over the world continue the pursuit of new knowledge, more advanced technologies, and better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and make the fight more tolerable for cancer patients.

In this issue of , we’re devoting special attention to advances in cancer knowledge and treatment that have yielded significant benefits for patients battling the disease. Our coverage features a report on treatment trends, including targeted therapy and half-identical stem cell transplantation, a procedure already helping many patients with leukemia.

We also look at the facts that dispel some long-held myths and misconceptions about cancer. And our report on nutrition examines the important role that diet can play in helping cancer patients enjoy better health and improved quality of life throughout the treatment process and beyond. As always, we welcome your feedback, ideas and comments about . Please feel free to e-mail us at betterhealth@bumrungrad.com.

We look forward to hearing from you, and here’s wishing you better health.

Dr. Chamaree Chuapetcharasopon
Medical Director & Contributing Editor

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