Health

Published: Sunday March 23, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday April 14, 2014 MYT 8:25:22 PM

Food recipes in cancer

Learn more about cancer and related food recipes during an upcoming talk in Kuala Lumpur.

CANCER is a serious problem that is rapidly becoming a common affliction. According to the National Cancer Society of Malaysia, cancer is becoming a leading cause of death, due to avoidable risk factors like smoking and tobacco exposure, poor diet, alcohol, inadequate exercise or obesity.

The society also estimates there are about 90,000-100,000 people in Malaysia living with cancer at any one time. It estimates that one in four Malaysians will develop cancer by the time they are 75 years old.

In the Cancer Cancel – Live Right Eat Well medical talk tour hosted by Popular Bookstores on March 30, Singaporean medical oncology specialist Dr Wong Seng Weng and celebrity chef Eric Teo will join forces to share tips on effective ways to fight cancer.

Their talk will include practical tips on prevention and recovery from the disease, as well as recipes for cancer patients and for good health.

The two will also share knowledge from their jointly written book, also named Cancer Cancel - Live Right Eat Well.

The book aims to correct the misconceptions most people have about cancer, as well as answer frequently asked questions about this deadly disease.

“Cancer is a clear and present danger. A head-in-the-sand attitude of trying to avoid the dreaded subject will no longer do.

“Putting faith in hearsay, or baseless treatment methods, will only worsen your health and cause you to lose the fight against cancer,” Dr Wong said.

Combining useful and comprehensive information with relatable and easy-to-apply tips, Dr Wong and Chef Teo’s talk will no doubt be an eye-opener, and a potentially life-changing experience.

The public is encouraged to attend the talk to gain new understanding about this often-misunderstood disease.

Dr Wong is the medical director of The Cancer Centre, Singapore. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of adult cancers, with special interest in breast, lung and gastrointestinal cancers. He is currently also a visiting consultant at the National University Hospital, Singapore.

Apart from his clinical practice, Dr Wong was an investigator in over 20 clinical trials exploring new methods of cancer treatment.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom, as well as the European Society for Medical Oncology and Singapore Society of Oncology.

Chef Teo, on the other hand, is a celebrity chef with over 28 years of experience in the Singaporean food and beverage industry.

He has won the title of World Gourmet Summit Executive Chef of the Year three times (2006, 2008 and 2009), and subsequently entered the Awards of Excellence Hall of Fame in 2010.

He is currently running ET Culinary Arts, his own food consultancy company, founded in 2011.

The bubbly chef is very much involved in cooking demonstrations and has made numerous TV appearances. He has also served as an International Culinary Judge at the IKA Culinary World Olympics in 2012, and is the first Singaporean to be appointed president of the Singapore Chefs Association, serving from 2005-2013.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain invaluable tips on healthier living from these highly experienced personalities.

The Cancer Cancel – Live Right Eat Well medical talk tour will take place on March 30 at the Sunway University Auditorium 7, Bandar Sunway, Selangor, 2-4pm. Admission is free. For more information, contact Danny Choong at 03-91796146 or fax 03-91796339. Popular Bookstores are also running a promotion for Dr Wong and Chef Teo’s book, Cancer Cancel: Live Right & Eat Well. Drop by your nearest Popular outlet to pick up a coupon offering a RM13 rebate on the book (Usual price: RM39.90).


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