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Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • Dr Patricia Kho, a Medical Oncologist at Parkway Cancer Centre, shares some useful information about colorectal cancer, possible preventive measures and medical advancements. 1. It’s common yet treatable   Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum (end of the colon). It is the most common cancer in developed […]

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  • Dr Kok Jaan Yang, a Senior Consultant focusing on palliative medicine from Parkway Cancer Centre, addresses some misconceptions of cancer pains and the use of the strong opioids. It is not uncommon for advanced cancer patients to suffer from cancer pain. Strong opioids such as morphine or oxycodone are commonly prescribed to manage moderate to […]

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  • Being able to help people is the main reason why 29-year-old nurse Li Bo took up nursing as a profession. In fact, she was so determined to be a nurse that she came to Singapore against her father’s wishes – he was against her coming to Singapore. Undeterred, Li Bo completed her studies and eventually […]

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  • There is social stigma against those who seek professional counselling and for 27-year-old cancer counsellor, Dominica Chua, changing this perception has been her mission since she started her career at Parkway Cancer Centre (PCC) six months ago. Dominica shared candidly that she was a teenage delinquent growing up. She recounted her disruptive behaviour in the […]

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  • Workshop teaches cancer patients how to overcome malnutrition and appetite loss by preparing food that can be swallowed easily or eaten in smaller portions. Eating and drinking normally, and enjoying our food, is something that many of us take for granted. For many cancer patients, this is a real problem during and after treatment. Poor […]

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  • It all started with a cough – Sara* was previously fit and healthy, but found herself having a cough which would not go away. Then the cough got worse, and sometimes Sara found herself short of breath after exerting herself. She had never smoked, so lung disease was not something on her mind. But the […]

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