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Healing Setback
- Means Test
- Are you ready to "take on" your doctor?
- Can you "fire" your doctor?
- Manage your expectations
- Lack of oncology nutritionists
- Nutrition Maze
- Extravagant claims
- Rare Cancers
- TCM - Controversy
- TCM - Book Review
- Reflection
- Magic Cure
- Man-made Rules
- It's about money
Understanding Cancer
- What is Cancer?
- Stage of Cancer
- Dictionary of Cancer Terms
- Tumour Marker
- Self Examination
- Symptoms of Various Cancer
- Healing & Curing
- Human Papilloma Virus
Cancer Challenge
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   - Coping With Side Effects
   - Coping With Hair Loss
   - Sexuality and Cancer
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Surviving Cancer
   - Importance Of Support
   - Support Group
Hospice Care
   - Cancer's Victim Experience
   - Living Fully in the Face of Death
   - Types Of Hospice Care
   - Home Help Service
   - Directory Of Hospices
   - Pain Management
   - Advance Medical Directive Act
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Art transforms into compassion
Learn about your illness

Learn as much as you can about your kind of cancer from your doctor. Don't worry about being a pest if you are receiving treatment under a good, caring and compassionate doctor. He or she is likely to understand your concerns.

You can refer to CancerStory Cancer Checklist for the list of questions that you may like to ask your doctor.

There are various ways to learn more about cancer :

  • gather more information on your illness from web sites hosted by local and reputable overseas hospitals

  • read cancer-related books

  • obtain free pamphlets on cancer information from certain local restructured hospitals, National Cancer Centre and Singapore Cancer Society

  • download and print cancer publications from the Cancer Information Service. The Cancer Information Service (CIS) web site has links to the most current full-text editions of a number of National Cancer Institute(NCI) publications.

  • download and print cancer publications from CancerBACKUP, UK's Leading Cancer Information Service.

    Cancerbackup is Europe's leading cancer information charity. Its website contains over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families, carers and friends. It also provides a free telephone helpline with specialist cancer nurses who can give information on any type of cancer or treatment and provide emotional support, practical advice, and details of local support groups and other services for people with cancer. Cancerbackup also provides 9 local walk-in centres across the country and produces 67 patient-friendly booklets and over 220 factsheets that are free to patients.

Watch out for recent news on cancer - You can check them at the following web sites :

Importance of learning about your own illness

Discover "life-saving" antidote

No doctor, no matter how dedicated, can possibly keep up on every promising new development for every type of cancer. As a patient, you only have to research one kind of cancer and one situation - yours. Although you do not have the training and expertise of a doctor, you do have the advantage of having a lot more time to spend on your single case. By researching your disease yourself, you might find a treatment that your doctor does not know about that could save your life.

Build your confidence

Understanding your medical treatment and gaining control over it can be a wonderful antidote to those feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.

Manage your illness better

By taking a pro-active approach coping with cancer, you learn more about your illness than you normally would get during a doctor's appointment that often lasts only 10-15 minutes. With your knowledge of your illness, you are in a better position to decide whether the treatments that your doctors are proposing are right for you and pose the right questions to them.

You could read and evaluate the various complementary cancer therapies that are likely to be beneficial alongside your conventional cancer treatment.

For patients having advanced stage cancer, it is even more important for them to learn how to detect metastases and learn about pain management. Most cancer pain is not well controlled by doctors as it should be.

Hospitals / Medical Institutions

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