Opening Pandora’s Health Box

16 Sep 2017 | 7.30am – 1.00pm

Lobby, ParkCity Medical Centre

Opening

Pandora’s Health Box

Mark your calendar and join ParkCity Medical Centre’s corporate social responsibility activity in collaboration with Breast Cancer Welfare Association of Malaysia (BCWA) and Hospis Malaysia on 16 Sep 2017. We have a variety of activities and on the public education aspect, there will be a quick facts session, followed by a panel discussion on a topic that strikes fear in every one – CANCER. BCWA’s Murni and Clinical Breast Examination Team will be on hand to provide one to one teaching on getting to know your breasts.

For RSVP, please call 03-6279 3171 / 3172.

Phone registrants stand a chance for FREE Mammogram with 3D

Tomosynthesis (worth RM450)*

Track 1 : Quick Facts Session

Time : 8.30 am – 9.30am

“What’s New, Old & Gold”

This track provides facts on new non-surgical option for uterine fibroids, exploring myths in breast cancer surgery, deals with options for the leaky or weak bladder and what’s new and old but gold in imaging the breasts. If time allows, during Q&A,find out about new guidelines in pap smear screening or better still bring your questions! Our experienced speakers include the only urologist who implants a bladder pacemaker for bladder dysfunction in South East Asia.

8.30am to 8.40am :Medical Treatment of Uterine Fibroids by Dr Yap Moy Juan, Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecologist
8.40am to 8.50am :The Weak/Leaky Bladder by Dr Warren Lo Hwa Loon, Consultant Urologist
8.50am to 9.00am :Myths in Breast Cancer Surgery by Dr Azlina Firzah Abdul Aziz, Consultant Breast Surgeon
9.00am to 9.10am :What’s New, Old & Still Gold in Breast Imaging by Dr Evelyn Ho, Consultant Radiologist
9.10am to 9.30am :Q & A

Track 2 : Interactive Panel Discussion

Time : 10am – 11am

“Opening Pandora’s box: Living With Cancer – is that possible?”

In Greek mythology, Pandora(‘pan’ means all,‘dora’ means gifts) was given a jar,which she was never to open. However, curiosity got the better of her, and when it was opened– all the evils of the world flew out leaving only HOPE inside. Nevertheless, the forum has been intentionally titled so – because we believe our highly qualified panellists will bring about awareness, encourage channels of thought, question and discussion on an area of life that most would prefer to deny exist or “bury in a box”?

In Malaysia, the lifetime risk for cancer in men is 1 in 10 whilst for women, 1 in 9 (Malaysian National Cancer Registry Report 2007-2011). As medical progress improves treatment and management of many diseases, one day, perhaps, ALL not just some cancers will also be just another disease to cure or if otherwise, a chronic illness to control.

Join our experts in this interactive panel discussion as we break taboos and tackle issues such as:

  • Can I live normally with cancer?
  • How can we wade through the menu of options when faced with this diagnosis when we might not
    even know how to think about risks, pros and cons?
  • How do we find the courage to seek the truth of the situation and then, the courage to act on the
    truth we find?
  • Are doctors confusing treatment with care?

(and many more!)

Panellists : Mdm Chang Chu San, Ms Ranjit Kaur, Dr Ednin Hamzah, Mr Paul Jambunathan,

Dato’ Dr Yip Cheng Har, Dr Ivan Shew Yee Siang

Moderator : Dr Evelyn Ho

Programme Itinerary

7.30am : Easy YOGA with Wadie
8.30am : 1st track ‘What’s New, Old and Gold?’
9.45am : Coffee break & Sing-along with Philharmonic Society of Selangor
10.15am: 2nd Track ‘Living with Cancer – Is that possible?’
11.15am: Presentation of fund raised to BCWA and Hospis Malaysia
11.30am-1pm :

  • FREE Mammogram with 3D Tomosynthesis (worth RM450) for 30 eligible phone registrants*
  • FREE clinical breast examination and self examination education by BCWA’s MURNI (Mobile Unit Reaching Nationwide with Information)
  • Demo on automated breast ultrasound
  • Portrait with Shuhada Hasim
  • Finding balance for body, mind and soul with Aroma Therapy
    And many more!

 

*Terms and Conditions apply.
For further enquiries or RSVP, please call 03-6279 3171 / 3172
Waze ‘ParkCity Medical Centre’
Address : Lot 2, Jalan Intisari Perdana
Desa Park City, 52200 Kuala Lumpur
KTM : Kepong Station
MRT : Sg. Buloh Station

ParkCity Medical Centre’s Location: –
– Located in Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur
– Next to The International School @ ParkCity
– Nearest train station is Kepong KTM

Speakers & Panellists

Mdm Chang Chu San

Secondary school teacher who is living with advanced breast cancer. Chu San was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, and then in 2014, found there was spread to her liver. She is undergoing targeted therapy every month to keep the disease under control. She has returned to teaching and enjoys teaching young people. Chu San feels blessed and values living life to the fullest. She even thinks her life is better now than before. (Find out why, come to the Forum)

Ms Ranjit Kaur

President of Breast Cancer Welfare Association, Board Member of Reach to Recovery International & Chair of Together Against Cancer Malaysia is advocate extraordinaire and is a breast cancer survivor herself. She comes with a breadth of experience that ranges from being a patient, supporting others with cancer and spearheading advocacy initiatives.

Dr Ednin Hamzah

CEO, Hospis Malaysia, Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network and a Board Of Trustees member for the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance. He leads the largest community palliative care service in Malaysia and finds time to teach palliative care in local universities and also active in international palliative care education and advocacy.

Mr Paul Jambunathan

Clinical Psychologist at Beacon International Specialist Centre, Senior Lecturer in Monash University and a BFM radio personality. He has dealt extensively with a wide range of emotional and behavioural problems in Britain, Australia and Malaysia. Paul is a proponent of Mental Hygiene in Malaysia, Positive Psychology & Emotional Intelligence, practitioner of Mindfulness-Based Interventions, a Sports Psychologist and is well known for his custom designed workshops.

Dato’ Dr Yip Cheng Har

Professor Emeritus, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Consultant Breast Surgeon – Parkcity Medical Centre & Subang Jaya Medical Center. She is the lead clinician for breast cancer research programme in Cancer Research Malaysia. Although a clinician, Dr Yip is very involved in cancer control and prevention, and was a past President of the Asia Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention (2010- 2012) and is President of Breast Surgery International.

Dr Ivan Shew Yee Siang

Clinical Consultant Oncologist, Parkcity Medical Centre Ivan has served in Oncology and Radiotherapy Department Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Nilai Medical Centre, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology Department of National Cancer Centre Singapore.

Dr Yap Moy Juan

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Parkcity Medical Centre and Fetal Medicine & Gynaecology Centre. Dr Yap obtained her post graduate qualification from the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (RCOG ) , United Kingdom and was awarded the Fellowship of the RCOG in 2015 (FRCOG). Her special interest is in Fetal Medicine.

Dr Azlina Firzah Abdul Aziz

Consultant Breast Surgeon, Pantai Medical Centre Bangsar & ParkCity Medical Centre. Apart from managing breast diseases, she is also interested in promoting Women’s Health. She has been involved in giving public talks & lectures on Breast Cancer (including screening breast examination) since 1999 and Awareness Campaigns for Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur. She is currently a member of the Breast Chapter in the College of Surgeons of Malaysia and a Council Member in Hospis Malaysia based in Cheras since 2008.

Dr Warren Lo Hwa Loon

A consultant urologist whose practice covers a broad range of urological issues, subspecialising in both male & female urological matters. These include overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and prostate diseases. He performs urological implant surgeries such as artificial urinary sphincters for patients with urine leak problems and penile implants for patients with erectile dysfunction. He has performed the largest series of Botox injections in patients with overactive bladder in Malaysia and is the only urologist who performs bladder pacemaker (neuromodulation) procedures for bladder dysfunction in South East Asia.

Dr Evelyn Ho

Consultant Clinical Radiologist, ParkCity Medical Centre.
Evelyn has a heart for advocacy in breast health, palliative care, improving the quality of dying/living. She believes the patient’s interest should be at the core of medical care. She has given many public talks, ran the College of Radiology’s (CoR) Value Added Subsidised Mammogram programme from 2001 to 2012 and was Past President of the CoR (2006-2010). She is currently Honorary Secretary of the Asian Oceanian Society of Radiology and committee member of the Radiological Society of North America’s Regional Committee for Asia/Oceania.