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Chemotherapy: Your Guide to Chemotherapy

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Why Chemotherapy?

Depending on the type of cancer you have, how far it has spread, and where you are along the treatment process, chemotherapy can be used to:

  • Shrink or eliminate the cancers
  • Slow down the rate of cancer growth
  • Prevent further spreading of the cancer Relieve symptoms that are brought about by cancer

Find out more about:

  • How is chemotherapy given?
  • How to prepare your visits to Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Understanding your chemotherapy regime
  • Managing common side effects (e.g. reduced blood cells, fatigue, allergic reaction, hair loss, loss of appetite, changes in tastes and smell, nausea and vomiting, sore mouth and throat, constipation, numbness and tingling sensations, diarrhoea, joint pain and muscle ache, sexuality and fertility)
  • Maintaining a positive lifestyle (e.g. well-balanced diet, dietary precautions, food safety, managing emotional health, patient support groups, online resources, patient education programmes)
  • Frequently asked questions

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