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Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • Immunotherapy and targeted therapy give patients more options in the battle against blood cancers. About 2,000 new cases of blood cancers, including leukaemia and lymphoma, are reported every year in Singapore, about six new patients diagnosed every day. Typically, these cancers are treated by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplants and stem cell transplants. However, […]

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  • Speech therapist Tan Hui Yong from Mount Elizabeth Rehabilitation Centre talks about the benefits of speech therapy for head and neck cancer patients.   Head and neck cancer and its treatment frequently cause changes in a patient’s voice, speech and swallowing abilities, which affect the patient’s quality of life and ability to function in society. […]

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  • Participants at a seminar learn about the causes of cancer and how to prevent the disease. Some 200 participants turned up at a ‘Causes and Prevention of Cancer’ seminar held at the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry to learn more about cancer. They were not disappointed as they received first-hand information from doctors. […]

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  • Caring for someone with cancer can be overwhelming at times. Caregivers need to be mindful of their own wellbeing so that they can be consistent, caring and efficient caregivers. What is caregiver burnout? Caregiver burnout is a combination of physical, emotional, and mental fatigue. A burnout caregiver may also experience a significant change in attitude […]

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