Radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer is a standard option, but unfortunately a significant number of patients will experience prostate-specific antigen failure after treatment.
MEDICAL CHRONICLE OCTOBER CPD 2 of 4: Breast cancer is the most common of all cancers in women, with the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer in South African women being 1 out of every 26.
Palliative care improves patients facing life threatening illness quality of life through the prevention and the relief of suffering by means of biopsychosocial and spiritual care.
Advances in the treatment of potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer, are often accompanied by side effects, which can severely affect patients’ quality of life (QOL). As a result, some patients discontinue treatment.
In recognising the impact that Pembrolizumab would have in oncology treatment, MSD received regulatory approval by the Medicines Control Council (now South African Health Products Regulatory Authority) in South Africa.