Tag: staging

Important Roles of PET-CT in Cancer Management

Important Roles of PET-CT in Cancer Management

Why PET-CT? Proper management of cancer requires accurate diagnosis and staging of the cancer. This is to ensure there is no Under-treatment, for example, missing potential curative treatment in oligometastatic (primary cancer with limited metastatic disease) cancer or small lymph nodes not clearly noticed from CT images. Over-treatment in widely disseminated cancer, saving patients from … Continue reading Important Roles of PET-CT in Cancer Management

Understanding Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma – HCC)

Understanding Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma – HCC)

Introduction In Malaysia, liver cancer ranked eighth most common cancer amongst Malaysian population, with males to female ratio around 2:1. Mostly, around 80%, present at late stages (III, IV). Risk factors Main risk of developing liver cancer is liver cirrhosis, which is liver impairment caused by scarring/ fibrosis of liver. One third of patients with … Continue reading Understanding Liver Cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma – HCC)