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The Cutting-Edge Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in men. Good thing is that it’s CURABLE! Bumrungrad Hospital provides cutting-edge technology and a multi-disciplinary approach in treating prostate cancer as well as improving the quality of life of the patient after treatment. Our expert Urologist, Dr. Teerapon Amornvesukit shares the key treatment options including Robotic Surgery.

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Cryoablation: The latest treatment for breast tumors

Cryoablation destroys non-cancerous breast tumors (fibroadenomas) by freezing them at below -170°C, the temperature at which tumor cells die

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The Magic Bullets: Fight Various Types of Cancers with Immunotherapy

It would not be an overstatement to say past decade has been the grand opening of immunotherapy. Ever since it arrived, this novel treatment method ushered in a huge mortality rate decline for many cancers. Aside from the effectiveness in its core feature--killing cancer--its steady rise in popularity can also be attributed to low side effects. Instead of using the blunt-foreign-object approach to deal with cancer, immunotherapy stimulates the immune system into ridding the body of cancer by itself. The therapy is available for breast cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and more.

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Almost 30 Experts Behind The Scenes of Multidisciplinary Cancer Care

Based on the true story of a former cancer patient and a variety of other medical personnel who play a role behind the scenes of cancer treatment that you may not have known before.

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A Time of Treatment, A Gift of Life

“Faith in the in the treatment, steadfastly practicing their faith, good spirits, and plenty of rest; these are the factors that bring the patients mind, body and spirit into balance. This is corroborated by research on the medical benefits of religious faith. For us, Islam is actually a way of life, a set of practical guidelines laid out in scripture.” These are the views that Dr. Surasit Saleh Issarachai, an oncologist and hematologist at Bumrungrad Hospital, has on combining the practicalities of modern medicine with a faith-based attitude.

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Make no bones about it: Sealing the deal with a bone marrow transplant

“I never once felt demoralized or disheartened, because I trusted my doctors. As soon as I was ready, the hospital made things happen very quickly. Even though this was my third bone marrow transplant, I never lost the feeling that I was getting better. I still feel as hopeful as when I first discovered that I had cancer.” Such is the confidence that Thitichaya Phuthannapalawat, a leukemia patient, has in the Horizon Regional Cancer Center.

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Colonoscopy’s Leading Role in Cancer Prevention & Early Detection

Colon and rectal cancer, together called colorectal cancer, are the third-most prevalent cancer worldwide, and the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths.

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The Portrait | Mind Over Cancer

“Positive thinking, not putting too much pressure on yourself and always believing that you are in fact cancer free, living a happy life as you normally do, that is the key to being cured of cancer.” This is how Tin May Lwin, a former university lecturer from Myanmar, chose to approach her treatment for breast cancer at the Horizon Cancer Center: with a heart full of joy.

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Radiologist: the First Line of Defense in the Battle against Cancer

Accurately and timely diagnosis from the very beginning is the most crucial factor in a patient’s treatment plan. A slow, incomplete, or imprecise diagnosis can end up costing valuable time, and ultimately complicate the treatment. This is why Dr. Kamoltham Pulpinyo, a breast interventional radiologist at Bumrungrad International Hospital, has turned fast and accurate diagnosis into something of a specialty for the sake of her patients.

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