Seeds for relapse of cancer planted early

Patients should not blame their diet or lifestyle when they suffer a deterioration because some cancer cells were likely present at the start that could not be detected and later multiplied

When something bad happens in our lives, it is almost human nature to search for something, or someone, to blame. Often we blame ourselves.

"Doctor, is it because I ate something I shouldn't have?" asked Ms Y.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2019, with the headline 'Seeds for relapse of cancer planted early'. Print Edition | Subscribe