THE UNCERTAINTY OF CANCER
In our work as cancer surgeons, we see the anxiety of our patients when they come back for their routine reviews or check ups. In Urology, prostate cancer is monitored with PSA and every time it is tested after treatment holds the
TECHNOLOGY WOES- BRING BACK THE WHITEBOARD!
Technology has made our lives easier and better in many ways. Our lives have become more comfortable and efficient in innumerable ways. A quick email instead of a lengthy telegram; a 24 hour flight instead of a 30 day tortuous ship journey;
PROSTATES, PSA, PREVENTION, PARANOIA- FINDING THE BALANCE
In my work as a Urologist, I receive referrals to see patients to assess their risk of prostate cancer. There is a huge variation in men’s knowledge about the prostate and an even greater variation in their attitude towards detection and treatment.
DRUGS, INJECTING ROOMS, HARM MINIMISATION
Drug addiction is a disorder. When I worked in the Emergency Department years ago as an intern doing night shift, we would have frequent admissions of heroin overdose. They had all the cardinal signs: respiratory depression, pin point pupils and track marks
SPIRITUALITY IN DAILY LIFE
In the era of mindfulness and meditation, some people, groups and organisations make a distinction between spiritual practice and everything else. In the early phases of meditation or spiritual practice, this may in fact be the case. That 20 minutes spent in
HOW FULL IS YOUR HAPPINESS TANK?
Happiness will wax and wane. It’s a perfectly normal phenomenon. There is no one, not even the Dalai Lama who is in a perpetual state of happiness. The only difference is that an enlightened being will see unhappiness like a passing cloud