It's a breakthrough in healthcare: "Precision Medicine"






Precision Medicine takes a person's genes, lifestyle and environment into account. This makes it possible for doctors to offer more accurate diagnoses, more efficient treatments and even help prevent high-risk diseases.

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital is the leading provider of Precision Medicine in Thailand. This is especially promising for family planning and the prevention and treatment of genetic disorders and most common cancers, such as lung, breast and colon cancer.

Take U.S. actress Angelina Jolie. After she was told she had an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer, she decided to remove both her breasts. It was Precision Medicine that detected an inherited gene mutation that put her at a higher cancer risk.

Precision Medicine is also benefitial in the treating of cancer patients, leaving healthy cells intact and reducing side effects, such as fatigue, hair loss, etc.

Precision Medicine furthermore assists parents-to-be who are unsure whether they carry a genetic mutation. The risks increase with the age of mother and father.

"Genetic screening is new and quite expensive," says Dr. Boonsri Chanrachakul, specializing in Maternal Fetal Medicine. "But it is worthwhile when compared to expenditures parents face if their child were sick."

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