I graduated from the National University of Singapore with a double degree in both Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, as well as Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Cell and Molecular Biology.
I progressed with my Medical Oncology specialist training and went on to practice at the National Cancer Centre, Singapore for ten years.
I treat general oncology with a clinical focus in female cancers such as breast cancer and gynaecological cancers.
Prior to joining the private sector, I have a strong focus on research and has been involved in numerous Singapore and international studies and clinical trials. My research has a specific focus on young women with breast cancer.
For my work in breast cancer, I was awarded the international fellowship NMRC competitive research grant in 2016 to train as a fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, focusing on young women with breast cancer and pregnancy-associated breast cancer.
Back in Singapore, I was actively involved in setting up a tailored program for young women with breast cancer to help increase awareness and education. I am also awarded a second grant under Industry Alignment Fund (IAF) by NMRC for my research in a novel compound for treatment of brain metastases in advanced breast cancer patients.
I represented Singapore in numerous overseas international oncology conferences and presented my research work extensively over the last decade.
Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/lee-guek-eng/
I am excited to be here to share and discuss Breast Cancer and Gynaecological Cancer with everyone. I will be actively answering questions. If you have any questions about breast cancer or gynaecological in young women or pregnancy-associated breast cancer or gynaecological cancer, feel free to ask me!
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For stage 3 cervical cancer, would you recommend also removing the uterus to prevent the cancer from worsening? A trachelectomy was already done previously and I am undergoing chemo now.
My mother is undergoing treatment for her stage 2 breast cancer. She has gone for lumpectomy and chemotherapy. However, there are ulcers that keep appearing on her chest. They are dark and sometimes bleed. Is this a side effect of the therapy or a sign of metastasizing cancer?
Doctor, I was just diagnosed with stage 2 HER+ breast cancer. Five months ago, I had stent-implant surgery. Would this affect my treatment? I’ve read that targeted therapy works for my type of cancer, but is it safe for my heart condition?
I am 25 years old. These few weeks, I have noticed my right breast discharging clear fluid. However, I don’t feel any pain or have any lumps. I read some articles that say the fluid could be a sign of breast cancer. Is a mammogram the best way to examine my breast? Or would a breast ultrasound be enough?
I am starting my treatment for cervical cancer. I went for chemotherapy prior to surgery to treat the the tumor. However, it caused me vaginal bleeding, and the bleeding is worse than when I had my symptoms before diagnosis. Is this a normal side effect? I am worried that this is a sign the cancer has metastasised.
My mother has undergone surgery and chemotherapy for her stage 4 ovarian cancer. However, the scans are showing that the cancer cells are spreading. Is there anything else we can do before we resort to palliative care?
I am a 40 year old female who has undergone surgery for breast cancer. I am taking tamoxifen now. Last month I didn’t get my period and it seems like I am not getting it either this month. I used a pregnancy kit to check just in case and I am not pregnant. Would my menses come back after I finish taking tamoxifen?
I was recently diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. I have undergone surgery and the tumor is now removed. My doctor said chemotherapy is not necessary. Is that ok? Would it increase the risk of the breast cancer recurring without chemo?
My mother is beginning chemotherapy and radiotherapy again after her cervical cancer relapsed. She is taking the same type of drugs as before, and one of them is cisplatin. Do you think maintaining the same cocktail of drugs will work?
I am a 36 year old female who was diagnosed with cervical cancer. They found my cancer when it was 1A. I was treated with surgery only. Around 4 months later, the cancer came back at stage 2B. I am now undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy, without surgery. Do you think the recommended treatment options are ideal for my situation?