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Dr Mastura Md Yusof, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Cancer Centre @ PHKL, Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Star2.com
9 April 2016


Of late, there have been many news articles pertaining to cancer, the big C is no longer a taboo subject. This is a war we need to fight together to win.

The most common cancer affecting women worldwide and in Malaysia is breast cancer ......

Dr Mastura Md Yusof, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Cancer Centre @ PHKL, Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur

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The Star
12th January 2016

Dr Mastura Md Yusof, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Cancer Centre @ PHKL, Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, in the forum 'Let's Talk Cancer'

Harian Metro
11 January 2016

Dr Mastura Md Yusof, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Cancer Centre @ PHKL, Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, highlights the recent advancements in the treatment of lung cancer.

Infomed Malaysia
Oct - Dec 2015

TV 9
5 September 2015
Dr Mastura Md Yusof
Clinical Oncologist
Cancer Centre @ PHKL


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS > QUESTION #164
[26 Jan 2012]
I just had a Surgery on 4/1/12 to remove a lump from my breast, which was diagnosed as Stage 2 (25mm) low grade with no spread to the nodes. Further tests showed it's ER+/PR+ (3). I have changed my lifestyle and diet drastically, but am thinking of not taking Tamoxifen or having Radiotherapy as suggested by the surgeon. Do you think that's advisable? I also have a large fibroid but it doesnt cause me any problems. Can I leave it?
From your description of the tumor characteristics, it is likely that chemotherapy may not be necessary. However, other clinical parameters must be taken into consideration. My advise is that you should see your oncologist for further discussion. Radiotherapy to the conserved breast is necessary as you did not have the whole breast removed. As the cancer is ER/PR positive, tamoxifen or other forms of hormonal blockage is very important and effective in the prevention of further recurrence. Lifestyle and diet is important as well but can never substitute the necessary medical therapy.