An oncology-trained nurse who has been working in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) since 2004, Ms Teresa Ng has a heart for breast cancer patients.
Ms Ng’s dedication to cancer patients began when she was just a teenager taking care of her father who had liver cancer. Her father’s illness drove her to pursue a career in nursing so she could make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer.
Today, the biggest challenge for Ms Ng is getting patients to come to terms with their cancer diagnosis so that they receive timely treatment. When patients are in denial, she helps them understand the disease and treatment process, and supports them with evidence-based facts on how breast cancer is treatable and has high survival rates.