PRLog - Aug. 24, 2012 - LAVENDER, Singapore -- [Singapore, August 2012] Liver cancer is the second most fatal cancer. Left untreated, most patients do not survive beyond 6 months.1 It is estimated to affect 14 out of 100,000 people every year in Singapore2.
The fourth most common cancer among men and third most common gastrointestinal tract cancer in men and women, mostly observed in the middle aged between 40s and 50s, and especially in men over 40.3 Worrying statistics have found that the number of fatty liver sufferers of young people in Singapore is increasing. Although this includes younger sufferers of chronic hepatitis B or C, alarming news has shown that fatty liver disease now also affects more young people who drink little or no alcohol.4
Learn from the Parkway Cancer Centre doctors and experts on 1st September 2012 for “Your Liver Health” Seminar, conducted to educate and share expert medical advice on liver ailments such as liver cancer, hepatitis B, liver cirrhosis, and importantly, nutrition and reducing the risk of liver cancer among healthy individuals.
Seminar details are as follows:
Date: 1st September 2012, Saturday
Time: 1.00pm to 4.45pm
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Level 2, Ballroom 2
1.30pm: Fatty Liver & Hepatitis B: Exploding the Myths!
2.15pm: What Happens when Your Liver is Not Working: Symptoms and Treatment of Liver Cirrhosis
By Dr Desmond Wai, Gastroenterologist, Desmond Wai Liver & Gastrointestinal Diseases Centre
2.30pm: Q & A session
3.00pm: Break and Refreshments
3.30pm: Nutrition for a Healthy Liver
By Fahma Sunarja , Senior Dietitian, Parkway Cancer Centre
4.00pm: Liver Cancer – How to Reduce Your Risk?
By Dr Foo Kian Fong, Senior Consultant, Medical Oncology with Parkway Cancer Centre
4.30pm: Q & A session
4.45pm: Thank You’s and Goodbye’s
Tickets cost $11.00 for individuals and $17.00 for a pair. Attendees will also be entitled to a complimentary Hepatitis B screening.
Call 6296 2929 or visit http://www.ticketbooth.com.sg/
About Parkway Cancer Centre
Parkway Cancer Centre offers comprehensive cancer treatment with a highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team comprising of consultant medical specialists, nurses, counsellors and other para-medical professionals to meet the specific needs of cancer patients. The Centre uses the latest technologies in cancer treatment to help patients access proven innovative therapies for the best clinical outcomes. Committed to providing a comprehensive holistic treatment of cancers in a safe and comfortable environment, the Centre ensures that patients are well-attended to by caring and experienced professionals.
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