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Dr Mastura Md Yusof
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Healthtoday
Healthy Living - Women Health
September 2016

Dr Mastura Md Yusof
Clinical Oncologist
Healthtoday
Cendol for the Soul
September 2016

Dr Mastura Md Yusof, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Cancer Centre @ PHKL, Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Metro AHAD
28 August 2016

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

Forum Let's Talk Cancer

The Star
12th January 2016

CANCER TREATMENTS > OTHERS

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Targeted Therapy

Recent advances in the understanding of how cancer cells grow and metastasis has led to the development of new drugs that specifically target the cancer cells without causing undue damage to the normal cells in the body. This new drug can be used on its own or combined with conventional chemotherapy.

Target therapy drugs specifically block certain receptors or proteins that control the growth or proliferation of cancer cells. Example includes drugs that block the EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor) like gefitinib, cetuximab and others, which are rapidly being developed and used by oncologists.

Hormone Therapy

Hormones are substances produced to help regulate and coordinate growth, metabolism and reproduction of our body. Such as prostate and breast cancer, they depend on hormones to grow. To slow down or stop the growth and spread of cancer cells, Hormone Therapy is used to block or remove hormones they need.

The treatment may consist of taking medication to suppress the production of certain hormones. Examples of hormone therapy include drugs like Tamoxifen, Anastrozloe, Letrozole and others. In other cases, surgery may be required to remove the gland that produces hormones. Hormone Therapy is often used in combination with other treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy or after surgery.