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Navigating the Cancer Maze

Navigating the Cancer Maze

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January 24th 2014:Navigating the Cancer Maze with Professor Francis Seow Choen , The Journey from Cancer Patient to Famous Colorectal Surgeon

Today my special guest is Dr Francis Seow-Choen from Singapore. As a little boy he became medically famous when diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma; the first recorded case in Singapore. After diagnosis & an arduous 6 months that included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment; he survived! He was just 7 years old. Today, Dr Francis Seow-Choen is Medical Director and Senior Consultant at Fortis Colorectal Hospital in Singapore. He is an internationally recognised colorectal surgeon and had previously held posts as the Head and Senior Consultant - Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapor

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Dr Francis Seow-Choen

Dr. Seow-Choen graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1981 and obtained his higher surgical qualifications in 1987. He subsequently sub-specialised in colorectal surgery in 1989 where he worked with the world-class surgeons of St Marks' Hospital in London. Dr. Seow-Choen then returned and helped establish the first colorectal surgery department in Asia at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Dr. Seow-Choen has established himself in the field of colorectal surgery. He is leading the development of colorectal surgery in Asia particularly in the area of robotic technique, and has frequently conducted trainings in a number of countries, including the USA, Germany, Italy, the United
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