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Coping With Side Effects and Discomfort

Seek advice from your oncologist on coping with side effects and discomfort from conventional treatment. Some Chinese herbs can help to improve your quality of life.

By interacting with other cancer patients, you may also benefit from their experiences.

Useful information are available at the following web sites :

Cancer Information Service
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Centre

You can also contact the following helplines :

National Cancer Centre
Operating hours : Mondays to Fridays 8.30 am to 5.00 pm,
                             Saturdays 8.30 am to 1.00 pm
Telephone No. : 6225 5655

Singapore Cancer Society
Operating hours : Mondays to Fridays 8.30am to 6.00pm
Telephone Nos. : 6421 5816, 6421 5817

The Cancer Institute
Operating hours : Mondays to Fridays 8.30am to 5.30pm,
                             Saturdays 8.30am to 12.30pm
Telephone No. : 6773 7888

Patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy can get doctor's referral to be admitted into community hospitals such as Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital which has a special ward providing nursing care to cancer patients.

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital
Address : 705, Serangoon Road, Singapore 328127
Business Hours : Mondays to Fridays 9am to 5pm, Saturdays 9am to 1pm
Telephone No.: 6299 374, Fax No.: 6299 2406
Website : http://www.kwsh.org.sg

Some ways of tackling dry mouth

Many drugs such as those used for nausea cause dry mouth. Sucking of hard candy can stimulate salivary gland.

One other possible way is to apply Moist Plus Mouth Moisturizer, a water-based formula that contains vitamin E and coconut oil to soothe and moisturize lips and oral tissue.

Coconut oil serves as a muco-adhesive and keeps the mucosal layer moist. It also stimulates salivary gland. This product is available at most local pharmacies in Singapore.

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