In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we sat down with medical oncologist Dr Azura Rozila Ahmad of Beacon International Specialist Center as she shares her point of view and dispels common misconceptions about breast cancer and chemotherapy.
#1 Chemotherapy aversion
“With chemotherapy – there is a risk of death, yes – as it is with any form of surgery, or getting into your car and driving on the road.” Dr Azura says. She makes sure all her patients know the risks, without discouraging them. “We won’t mislead people, it’s rare, there is always a risk – but with modern treatment, familiarity, and precaution, it is quite safe.”