cancer

  • Northern Thailand News

    Rising lung cancer deaths in northern Thailand linked to PM2.5 pollution

    A surge in lung cancer mortality rates has been observed in the northern regions of Thailand, specifically in Chiang Mai and Lampang. The Faculty of Medicine at Chiang Mai University has linked this increase to the high levels of PM2.5 particles polluting the air. Chalerm Liewsisakul, an Associate Professor at the university, revealed that PM2.5 pollution has significantly worsened in…

  • Thailand News

    UK: Princess Catherine’s cancer confession (video)

    In a video statement, Princess Catherine of the United Kingdom disclosed her battle with cancer, describing it as a “huge shock” after enduring what she called “an incredibly tough couple of months.” Despite the adversity, she maintains a positive outlook. “I am well and getting stronger every day.” The details of her condition remain veiled in secrecy, with Kensington Palace…

  • Thailand News

    Terminal bride’s wedding in Thai hospital captures hearts

    Love triumphed over adversity in a touching hospital wedding, where a terminally ill bride vowed to cherish her remaining days with her steadfast partner. The emotional ceremony, held yesterday March 17 at Maharaj Nakorn Ratchasima Hospital, captured the hearts of family, friends, and the medical staff, bearing witness to the couple’s unwavering commitment to each other. In a small hospital…

  • Thailand News

    Deputy spokesperson exposes deadly truth about colon cancer

    Deputy Government Spokesperson Radklao Inthawong Suwankiri warned against the silent killer, colon cancer. Radklao brought the grim reality of colon cancer to the forefront, shedding light on its menacing rise globally. She highlighted how changing lifestyles have propelled its prevalence, transforming it into a leading cause of death and a pressing public health crisis each passing year. In Thailand alone,…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand battles highest bile duct cancer rate in Southeast Asia

    Public Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew revealed that Thailand has the highest rate of cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) among the ASEAN nations. The minister announced this worrying statistic at an event commemorating World CCA Day in Maha Sarakham. The primary cause of this cancer is identified as liver fluke. Thailand, being the Southeast Asia nation with the highest prevalence of CCA,…

  • Thailand News

    Experts warn against Thailand’s cancer crisis revealed by National Cancer Institute stats

    Cancer’s relentless grip tightens on Thailand, with the National Cancer Institute’s figures from 2022 revealing over 140,000 fresh diagnoses annually, claiming some 84,000 lives. While strides have been made, certain cancers persist as formidable adversaries, striking at the heart of the populace: liver, lung, breast, colon, and cervical cancers stand firm against medical progress. The culprits behind this epidemic’s ascent…

  • World News

    King Charles III begins cancer treatment, postpones engagements

    In a significant health update, Buckingham Palace announced that King Charles III of the United Kingdom has been diagnosed with a form of cancer. This statement comes after a recent hospital visit initially intended for benign prostate enlargement treatment, during which another concerning issue was discovered. The 75 year old king has begun a regular treatment schedule and has been…

  • Thailand News

    BDMS and AstraZeneca partner for AI-driven lung cancer battle in Thailand

    The Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Company Limited (BDMS) recently announced a partnership with AstraZeneca (Thailand) Co Ltd. The partnership aims to leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the fight against lung cancer, with the potential to significantly reduce mortality rates. The collaboration will initially be piloted at the Bangkok Cancer Hospital Wattanosoth, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding…

  • Thailand News

    Liver cancer claims life of healthy 37 year old: The silent killer no one’s safe from

    The tragic tale of a 37 year old patient, who despite regular exercise and abstaining from alcohol, was diagnosed with liver cancer and succumbed to the disease within just two months, stresses the importance of early detection and treatment. The patient’s story was shared by a hospital page to raise awareness about the silent killer that is liver cancer. The…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya: Women queue up for breast cancer screening in Nong Prue

    Scores of female residents in Nong Prue, Pattaya, descended upon the Municipal Dome for a mobile breast cancer screening. A state-of-the-art mobile mammography unit, strategically designed to zero in on women in high-risk and underserved communities was unveiled in the district. Kitti Boonratananet, the Public Health Officer of Banglamung District, hailed the inaugural screening day as a triumph, drawing in…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Update: Brave Thai doctor’s final battle ends, Dr Krittai loses fight against cancer

    The Thai medical sector is mourning the loss of Dr Krittai Tanasombatkul, a 29 year old doctor, known for his Facebook page, Fight for It, and who fought against terminal lung cancer. In a poignant announcement on his Fight For It web page last month, Dr Krittai revealed his grim diagnosis of stage four lung cancer. Despite his regular exercise…

  • Thailand News

    Young clinician’s tragic death raises questions on Thai air pollution

    The problem of PM 2.5 Thai air pollution has been highlighted by the unfortunate case of 28 year old Kritthai Tansombatitkul, a clinician and statistician at the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, who passed away from late-stage lung cancer. Despite living a healthy lifestyle and not smoking, he was diagnosed with the disease at a young age, leading many…

  • World News

    Unbelievable twist: Fly found in patient’s intestines during cancer screening still intact baffles doctors

    Medical professionals are scratching their heads after uncovering a fly, still intact, during a routine cancer screening. During a routine colonoscopy aimed at detecting potential cancer indicators, doctors stumbled upon an unexpected guest in the 63 year old American patient’s digestive journey. Positioned snugly in the right section of the colon was the intact carcass of a fly, sparking bewilderment…

  • Thailand News

    Barbeque and grilled pork overconsumption may lead to colon cancer, warns Thai neurologist

    A warning has been issued to fans of barbeque and tabletop grilled pork to limit their consumption to no more than once a month. Additionally, they are advised to always consume organic vegetables. This caution comes from Associate Professor Dr Surat Tanprawate, a neurologist, who posted the warning on his page, Brain with Dr Surat, on November 10. According to…

  • Thailand News

    Soapy king takes a bubbly detour: Chuwit’s suds-n-cancer-seek in Scotland

    Former soapy king Chuwit Kamolvisit, a controversial Thai businessman and politician, has embarked on a journey to Scotland, via England, to receive treatment for terminal cancer. Accompanied by his daughter, who is providing care, the news has sparked an outpouring of support on social media. Earlier today, close relatives shared Chuwit’s departure from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. The 62 year old is…

  • Thailand News

    Terminal lung cancer patient Kritthai shares poignant life journey

    A 28 year old doctor who has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle, recently updated his status on his personal Facebook page, hinting at his nearing departure. The young doctor, Kritthai, launched the page Fight for It to share his journey and raise awareness about the disease. His recently published book by the same name has…

  • Thailand News

    Cervical cancer screening campaign for 150,000 women aged 30+ launched by Korat PAO

    The Korat Provincial Administration Organisation (PAO) started a campaign to encourage women aged 30 and above to undergo cervical cancer screening using the HPV DNA Test. The initial target for this initiative is 150,000 women, aiming to reduce the death risk from this disease. The cervical cancer screening campaign was announced today on the first floor of The Mall Korat.…

  • Thailand News

    Public health strategy: Thailand’s DMS unveils 13-point plan to tackle cancer

    The Department of Medical Services (DMS) has unveiled its 13 Quick Win strategy, led by the Director-General’s representative, Amporn Benjaphonpitak. This public health strategy is designed to tackle liver and bile duct cancer diagnoses, establish mini-rehabilitation centres in every province, set up four health zones, and enhance services in Bangkok’s Don Mueang district and Chiang Mai’s Mueang district. The objective…

  • Thailand News

    Thai NHSO considers expanding 30-baht healthcare to include cancer treatments

    The Thai National Health Security Office (NHSO) is contemplating an expansion of its benefits under the 30-baht healthcare universal package, known as the “gold card” scheme. The addition could include cancer treatment and free screenings for non-cardholders. Jadet Thammathat-Aree, secretary-general of the NHSO, made the announcement recently for the proposed expansion to include cancer treatment and screening. In the pursuit…

  • Thailand News

    Breast cancer screenings now available to all insured Thai citizens

    The National Health Security Office (NHSO) of Thailand announced that breast cancer screenings will now be available to all Thai citizens insured under any healthcare scheme, conditional on certain criteria. Deputy Secretary-General of NHSO, Attaporn Limpanyalert, emphasised the critical need for preventive healthcare measures in combatting the disease. This move comes as an extension of the existing provisions within the…

  • Thailand News

    Chuvit Kamolvisit continues crusade despite liver cancer

    Chuvit Kamolvisit has publicly disclosed the severity of his ongoing battle against stage 3 liver cancer. Despite the prognosis, he pledged to utilise his time remaining to illuminate wide-ranging societal quandaries courageously. Chuvit, a former magnate in the massage parlour industry, unveiled his grave health condition ahead of a press conference he hosted on Thursday. The conference was organised to…

  • Thailand News

    Chulalongkorn combats cancer in lab animals with plant-based antibody

    For the first time in Thailand, lecturers at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences have successfully developed antibody from tobacco plants with inhibitory effects on the growth of cancer cells in laboratory animals. This signals hope for access to effective cancer medication and treatment at a lower cost. From world-class success in producing a COVID-19 vaccine from tobacco plants, today…

  • Health

    Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment with CyberKnife Technology

    Despite significant advancements in medical science, cancer remains a leading cause of death worldwide. Traditional treatments, such as chemotherapy and surgery, often come with debilitating side effects and lengthy recovery periods. However, a groundbreaking technology innovative enough to revolutionize cancer treatment is now available in Thailand – CyberKnife treatment. CyberKnife treatment is a non-intrusive alternative suitable for treating both malignant…

  • Thailand News

    Plant-based immunotherapy: Thai scientists derive anti cancer antibodies from tobacco

    In a groundbreaking plant-based immunotherapy development in the field of oncology, a start-up pharmaceutical firm in Thailand, Baiya Phytopharm, proclaimed the successful creation of anti-cancer antibodies derived from tobacco plants. The company announced these results in the wake of effectively conducting experiential trials on lab animals. Operating under the umbrella of Chulalongkorn University, Baiya Phytopharm is recognised for its accomplishments…

  • Thailand News

    Dream fulfilled: Rescue team arranges beach trip for boy battling cancer

    The Rassamee Maneerat Rescue Team in Chon Buri arranged a trip to the beach for a six year old boy who is bravely fighting sarcoma cancer. The boy is under palliative care but dreams to enjoy beach vibes at least once in his lifetime. A Facebook account, Village Headman Montri Trirak, posted pictures capturing the heartwarming moment of the boy,…

  • Thailand News

    Thai medical experts hold seminar, warn of the risks of HPV

    Several Thai medical experts discussed the country’s struggles with human papillomavirus (HPV) at a recent seminar. HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that causes several cancers, most commonly cervical cancer in women. Cervical cancer kills 13 Thai women every day. It is the second deadliest cancer for working-age Thai women, after breast cancer. A shockingly high percentage of people…

  • World News

    New cancer treatment sees results in UK

    A new form of cancer treatment being used in the UK is seeing positive results. The drug, RP2, is a weakened form of the cold sore virus, herpes simplex. It has been modified to kill tumours. One man who used the drug had been on end-of-life care. The man, 39 year old Krzystof, had cancer in his salivary glands, near…

  • Thailand News

    FDA says Thailand unaffected by contaminated Haagen-Dazs

    Ice cream lovers of Thailand can rest easy tonight, knowing that their Haagen-Dazs won’t kill them. The Thai Food and Drug Administration confirmed that none of the batches of cancer-linked contaminated ice cream discovered in other countries were imported to Thailand. Known for their high-quality premium ice cream, a recent batch of Haagan-Dazs was discovered in France with a less…

  • Bangkok News

    University in Bangkok developing new gel to treat cancer

    A university in Bangkok is working on an exciting new potential cancer treatment. Mahidol University and Ramathibodi Hospital are collaborating to develop a biopolymer gel with a drug that can be directly injected into a brain tumour without affecting the surrounding area of the brain. This news comes after the two institutions have been collaborating on the potential treatment for…

  • Bangkok News

    Esteemed Thai monk dies at the age of 85 after cancer battle

    One of the most revered monks in the kingdom has died at the age of 85. The Bangkok Post reports that Somdet Phra Wannarat, who was abbot of Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, a major Buddhist temple in Bangkok, died yesterday after losing his battle with gall bladder cancer. He had served as abbot at the temple since 2015. According to the…

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  • Crime News

    Thai man in Pattaya arrested for allegedly selling e-cig vaping products

    A Thai man is under arrest in Pattaya for allegedly selling e-cigarettes and vaping products, after concerned citizens tipped off Banglamung police. The products were allegedly being sold in the Naklua market, according to the Banglamung Administrative Chief Officer, Phonchai Sangeiad who reportedly talked to Pattaya News. “We are cracking down on electronic cigarettes in the area overall as part…

  • Thailand News

    Thai doctor warns of link between high sugar consumption and liver cancer

    A Thai doctor has issued a stark warning about the link between eating a lot of sugar and the risk of various life-threatening illnesses, including cancer. Wannee Nitiyanan says that high consumption of sugar can trigger a number of non-communicable diseases, such as fatty liver, clogged brain and heart arteries, fatty liver, and liver cancer. She adds that around 70%…

  • Thailand News

    Doctors warn against internet claims that popular herb cures cancer

    Medics from the National Cancer Institute are urging Thai netizens not to fall for internet claims that a herb known as Khao Thong can cure cancer. The herb, with the scientific classification, Houttuynia cordata, is also known as fish leaf or heart leaf, but Jida Rojanamethin from the National Cancer Institute, says social media users shouldn’t believe unsubstantiated claims about…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | BKK protest update, Chiang Mai ‘quiet’, Baby klong crocs | October 14

    Daily TV news about what’s happening in and around Thailand. Check out the daily Thai News, uploaded around 5pm, Thai time, weekdays. “Elevated risk of unrest” after 21 activist arrests, UN department says Things are heating up ahead of this afternoon and this evening’s protests and planned march to Government House from the Democracy Monument. Even the United Nations Department…

  • Technology News

    Digital Economy Ministry dismisses “fake news” that mobile phones cause cancer

    Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society Ministry says people shouldn’t fall for claims that leaving your mobile phone beside your head at night will result in cancer. The ministry is urging people not to believe that electromagnetic waves from the phone will cause brain cancer, adding that such a claim constitutes “fake news”, and saying citizens should refrain from sharing it…

  • World News

    Rock star Eddie Van Halen loses cancer battle – VIDEO

    Rock icon Eddie Van Halen has died, after losing a long battle with cancer. His son, Wolfgang Van Halen, took to Twitter to announce the death of his 65 year old musician father. “I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but my father, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, has lost his long and arduous battle with cancer this morning. He…