17th February 2017
The Junior Cycle 2 students from PU-RCSI and other employees of Perdana University continued the third series of the healthcare symposium entitled “Cancer and Living with Cancer” with the National Cancer Society Malaysia.
Dr Dalilah Kamaruddin from the organisation shared from her experience as a medical doctor and as a relative who lost a loved one from cancer. She discovered that medicine is a form of art and has to be holistic in order to have human characteristics. She hopes that upon graduation, students will remember to have good bedside manners and to be wary of their attitudes towards patients as it is very important to be positive at all times, especially when meeting patients.
Later, Encik Mohd Izham bin Abdul Karim Shah shared his experience as a cancer patient. He was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that develops in the lymphatic system when he was 26 years old. He is now 29 years old and after several cycles of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and bone marrow transplant, he has been free of cancer since September 2016.
Mr Kenneth Low, a nutritionist from the National Cancer Society Malaysia also shared that the society has just launched a new webpage and app that is available on the Apple AppStore and Google Play to empower members of the public with information on cancer.
Thank you for coming, National Cancer Society Malaysia.
(From left to right): Dr Christina Liew, Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Zabidi Hussin, Encik Mohd Izham bin Abdul Karim Shah, Dr Dalilah Kamaruddin and Associate Professor Dr Wana Hla Shwe in a group photo after the healthcare symposium on cancer.