Cancer is a complex and challenging disease, and it’s essential for patients to explore the most effective treatment options available. One promising approach that has captured attention in the field of cancer treatment is proton therapy, a specialised form of radiation therapy. Proton therapy offers unique advantages and holds great promise for enhancing treatment outcomes. Proton beam therapy is currently available in Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Goh Cheng Liang Proton Therapy Centre and Singapore Institute of Advanced Medicine Holdings (SAM.) . In this blog, we will delve into the benefits of proton therapy, providing you with valuable insights to help you make informed decisions about your cancer treatment journey.
The idea of using the immune system to battle cancer has been around for more than a hundred years. However, it is only recently that pioneering breakthroughs in cancer research have led to immunotherapy drugs being available to treat a wide range of cancers including melanoma ( skin cancer), lung cancer ( small cell and non-small cell), kidney cancer, bladder, cancer, head and neck cancer and Hodgkins Lymphoma. This list is likely to continue growing in the coming years.
The updates from ASCO Annual Meeting is important & useful information for patients with breast cancer and patients with advanced kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) to consider in discussion with their cancer specialists.