T.H.E Biopsy Clinic
T H E
thyroid
head & neck
ear, nose & throat (ENT)

C mmitment

PRECISI         NAL

BI PSY

to

Principles
Nose/nasopharyngeal cancer diagnosis
Thyroid cancer diagnosis

What is the significance of the above picture ?

Why a biopsy at all ?

Not all biopsies are the same. Why ?

Image or ultrasound-guided biopsies - what are the advantages ?

Different organs for biopsy - real case scenarios Medical screening : Yes or No ? and many other info…..
Why is biopsy so important ? For a patient that shows up with an ‘abnormal’ swelling, the usual workflow will be as such:
Biopsy of the swelling refers to the sampling of the contents of the swelling to understand the nature of the swelling. In all cases, it is most important to differentiate if it is a cancer or not. So a biopsy has to be as accurate as possible to ensure that the results reflects the true nature of the swelling. Biopsy makes the difference between black n white sometimes let the gray shades show up too. Please see the diagram below
Meaning to say It separates the cancer from the noncancer ones, It makes a difference in your pulse rate, anxiety level or whether you can sleep well at night ! Hence accurate n precisional biopsies are important as it drastically changes the course and mode of treatment Of course diagnosis of cancer is a life-changing event too! It may also mean more aggressive and extensive treatment in the form of surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy. If nothing cancerous, you would have the luxury of time and may even go around the world first before deciding on the next course of action for your treatment. If something intermediate, you would know you need to watch and survey closely. You may need to return to your specialist's clinic in due time.
What is the relevance of that picture on the main page ? That is the double helix structure of our genetic building block, the Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid (DNA). (The guys, scientists Francis Crick and James Watson who discovered it won a Nobel prize as it revolutionize the medical world's understanding of diseases) A single error on the DNA chain, just like the highlighted red dot, may it be a mutated gene, wrongly placed ones would mean major disease on that person/human body, either a deformed body or malfuctioning organ. Think radioactive exposure that messes with a baby's gene in a mother's womb and subsequently born without eye or hand ! Hence this reflects on our daily practice of getting a biopsy as precise as possible as we understand it can be a life-changing event. Or conversely, a great reassurance on the patient's part if all is well. What is the specialist's commitment here ? We endeavour to utilise our clinical knowledge and experience to under your symptoms and disease progression, to assess your risk for any unwanted (ie cancerous) development. This will be coupled with modern medical equipments like the in-clinic ultrasound, endoscopes as a minimally invasive access approach to sample cells from the mass, tumours or swellings in the organ of questions, be it the thyroid gland, salivary gland, mouth or nasal cavities etc. Occasionally other modalities like CT or MRI scans are needed depending on the condition of the patient. The surgeon is committed to obtain the most acccurate sample that will reflect the ongoing disease process to verify your diagnosis.
Talks about NECK SWELLING on 2/1/15 (for educational purposes, in BM, copyright TV9)
Talks about THYROID on 6/12/16 (for educational purposes, in BM, copyright TV3)
Continue to Part 2
The sample(s) will be processed by the sampling surgeon before sending the samples to the laboratories to be expertly interpreted by the pathologist (a specialist who diagnose disease through microscopic studies of the cells). The surgeon will work closely with the pathologist in the event of any discrepancies. Sometimes more tests may be needed based on the expert advice of the pathologist to diagnose even rarer conditions.
Talks about NASOPHARYGEAL CANCER on 27/7/17 (for educational purposes, in BM, copyright TV3)
The pathologist at work at the microscope
DISORDERED ARRANGEMENT of the CANCEROUS PART
ORDERLY ARRANGEMENT of the NON-CANCEROUS PART
photo credit : http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/nasalnonkeratinizingundiff.html
DOWNLOAD OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
ENTdrvincenttan@gmail.com
+603-3377 7864 +6012-3760 728
Vincent Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery Specialist Clinic, Clinic Suite 210, Level 2, KPJ Klang Specialist Hospital No.102, Persiaran Rajawali/KU 1, Bandar Baru Klang, 41150 Klang, Selangor
Mon-Fri: 930am-5pm Sat: 9am-1230pm
vincentENTHNS
3.062578,101.46332 (Google Maps, Waze: KPJ Klang, Vincent ENT)
CONTACT US
CLINIC HOURS:
Vincent ENT Clinic
vincententhns
VINCENT
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Thyroid, Head and Neck Surgery
Specialist Clinic
Committed to YOUR Well-being
Copyright Dr.Vincent Tan 2020
T.H.E Biopsy Clinic
T H E
thyroid
head & neck
ear, nose & throat (ENT)

C mmitment

PRECISI         NAL

BI PSY

to

What is the significance of the above picture ?

Why a biopsy at all ?

Not all biopsies are the same. Why ?

Image or ultrasound-guided biopsies - what are the advantages ?

Different organs for biopsy and many other info…..
Principles
Nose/nasopharyngeal cancer diagnosis
Thyroid cancer diagnosis
Why is biopsy so important ? For a patient that shows up with an ‘abnormal’ swelling, the usual workflow will be as such:
Biopsy of the swelling refers to the sampling of the contents of the swelling to understand the nature of the swelling. In all cases, it is most important to differentiate if it is a cancer or not. So a biopsy has to be as accurate as possible to ensure that the results reflects the true nature of the swelling. Biopsy makes the difference between black n white sometimes let the gray shades show up too. Please see the diagram below
Meaning to say It separates the cancer from the noncancer ones, It makes a difference in your pulse rate, anxiety level or whether you can sleep well at night ! Hence accurate n precisional biopsies are important as it drastically changes the course and mode of treatment Of course diagnosis of cancer is a life-changing event too! It may also mean more aggressive and extensive treatment in the form of surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy. If nothing cancerous, you would have the luxury of time and may even go around the world first before deciding on the next course of action for your treatment. If something intermediate, you would know you need to watch and survey closely. You may need to return to your specialist's clinic in due time.
What is the relevance of that picture on the main page ? That is the double helix structure of our genetic building block, the Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid (DNA). (The guys, scientists Francis Crick and James Watson who discovered it won a Nobel prize as it revolutionize the medical world's understanding of diseases) A single error on the DNA chain, just like the highlighted red dot, may it be a mutated gene, wrongly placed ones would mean major disease on that person/human body, either a deformed body or malfuctioning organ. Think radioactive exposure that messes with a baby's gene in a mother's womb and subsequently born without eye or hand ! Hence this reflects on our daily practice of getting a biopsy as precise as possible as we understand it can be a life-changing event. Or conversely, a great reassurance on the patient's part if all is well. What is the specialist's commitment here ? We endeavour to utilise our clinical knowledge and experience to under your symptoms and disease progression, to assess your risk for any unwanted (ie cancerous) development. This will be coupled with modern medical equipments like the in-clinic ultrasound, endoscopes as a minimally invasive access approach to sample cells from the mass, tumours or swellings in the organ of questions, be it the thyroid gland, salivary gland, mouth or nasal cavities etc. Occasionally other modalities like CT or MRI scans are needed depending on the condition of the patient. The surgeon is committed to obtain the most acccurate sample that will reflect the ongoing disease process to verify your diagnosis.
Talks about NECK SWELLING on 2/1/15 (for educational purposes, in BM, copyright TV9)
Talks about THYROID on 6/12/16 (for educational purposes, in BM, copyright TV3)
Continue to Part 2
The sample(s) will be processed by the sampling surgeon before sending the samples to the laboratories to be expertly interpreted by the pathologist (a specialist who diagnose disease through microscopic studies of the cells). The surgeon will work closely with the pathologist in the event of any discrepancies. Sometimes more tests may be needed based on the expert advice of the pathologist to diagnose even rarer conditions.
Talks about NASOPHARYGEAL CANCER on 27/7/17 (for educational purposes, in BM, copyright TV3)
The pathologist at work at the microscope
DISORDERED ARRANGEMENT of the CANCEROUS PART
ORDERLY ARRANGEMENT of the NON-CANCEROUS PART
photo credit : http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/nasalnonkeratinizingundiff.html
DOWNLOAD OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
ENTdrvincenttan@gmail.com
+603-3377 7864 +6012-3760 728
Vincent Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery Specialist Clinic, Clinic Suite 210, Level 2, KPJ Klang Specialist Hospital No.102, Persiaran Rajawali/KU 1, Bandar Baru Klang, 41150 Klang, Selangor
vincentENTHNS
3.062578,101.46332 (Google Maps, Waze: KPJ Klang, Vincent ENT)
Mon-Fri: 930am-5pm Sat: 9am-1230pm
CONTACT US
CLINIC HOURS:
vincententhns
Vincent ENT Clinic
APPOINTMENT:  +603-3377 7864 +6012-3760 728 VINCENT EAR, NOSE & THROAT, THYROID , HEAD AND NECK SURGERY SPECIALIST CLINIC  VINCENT
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Thyroid, Head and Neck Surgery
Specialist Clinic
Committed to YOUR Well-being
Copyright Dr.Vincent Tan 2020