"When I was doing my rotations as a specialist registrar, caring for cancer-stricken women struck a chord with me.  Being able to make a difference in improving their lives motivates me.  I once had a patient with terminal ovarian cancer. She was suffering a lot and almost gave up hope.  With strong encouragement from my team, she overcame her fears and underwent chemotherapy and surgery.  Her cancer was in remission for one year, and she was able to return to work.

Unfortunately, her cancer relapsed and she had to undergo treatment again. Through this, she wrote a song about hope and the fight against cancer and per formed it at a cancer survivor dinner organised by KKH in 2013. Unfortunately, she did eventually succumb to the cancer, but not without a good fight. Her indomitable spirit has touched many people's lives and is a constant reminder that we should never give up hope and to live life to the fullest."


Dr Timothy Lim Yong Kuei
Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Gynaecological Oncology,
KK Women's and Children's Hospital


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