Common Cancer Terms By Dr Wong Siew Wei, Medical Oncologist In Singapore

Common Cancer Terms By Dr Wong Siew Wei, Medical Oncologist In Singapore

Common Cancer Terms

Cancer is a complex disease with various types, stages, treatments, and medical jargon that are often confusing. Dr Wong Siew Wei, oncologist in Singapore explains the common cancer terms in this Parkway Cancer Centre blog article. These include (i) common terms used for cancer diagnosis, (ii) common terms used to describe cancer, (iii) common terms used in cancer treatment, and (iv) common terms used to describe cancer outcomes.

Dr Wong Siew Wei, (Medical Oncologist) Is A Member Of Health365’s Expert Advisory Board

Dr. Wong Siew Wei is a Senior Consultant, Medical Oncologist from Parkway Cancer Centre. He is a member of Health365 Expert Advisory Board that aims to provide relevant and better health information in Singapore. In 2022, he shared his insights on the cost of cancer treatment in Singapore in a webinar.

Prostate, kidney, bladder, upper gastrointestinal and lung cancers are Dr. Wong Siew Wei’s areas of expertise and interest.

Before private practice, Dr. Wong Siew Wei was a Consultant, Medical Oncologist In Singapore at Johns Hopkins Singapore International Medical Centre (JHSIMC) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). During his appointment at JHSIMC / TTSH, he was involved in multidisciplinary tumour boards for gastrointestinal, thoracic, genitourinary malignancies. He also led a number of clinical trials in his previous institution. 

Dr. Wong Siew Wei speaks Cantonese, English, Foochow, Malay, Mandarin.

Why Is It Important To Understand The Common Cancer Terms

Understanding cancer terminologies is important especially for patients, family members of patients, and caregivers. This enables clear communication with healthcare professionals and empowers individuals to ask relevant questions, express concerns, and actively participate in treatment decisions. 

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This article is informative only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.