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Caring for Someone with Cancer - During Cancer



Equip yourself with information and tips on how to care for your loved ones during their cancer journey and draw inspiration and support from others whose lives have been touched by cancer as well.



General FAQs About Cancer

 

Don't fear the disease. Understand it. Get your doubts cleared by getting answers to the more common Frequently Asked Questions about cancer.

 

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Understanding the Cancer

 

In order to better care for your loved ones with cancer, a proper understanding of the disease is key. Learn more about your loved one's condition with our disease-specific Cancer Infokits.

 

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Befriending Someone with Cancer

 

It is never easy to have a loved one diagnosed with cancer. Your loved one will be scared, and so will you. Read about some tips and advice on how you can lend your support and help to someone battling the disease.

 

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Equipping Yourself with Basic Homecare Skills


Learn to properly care for your loved ones with cancer at home such as managing their pain and medications, showering and sponging them, monitoring their vital signs and adminstering subcutaneous injections at the Caregivers in Cancer Workshop conducted by professional trainers from Aaxonn.


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Accompanying Your Loved Ones for Medical Visits

 

Throughout the cancer journey, you may find yourself accompanying your loved ones for medical visits. Learn more about what to prepare and expect during these visits.


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Dealing with the Side Effects of Chemotherapy


Chemotherapy is one of the main treatment methods for cancer and dealing with its side effects can be a very trying and difficult period not only for the patient, but for their caregivers as well. Learn more about how you can help your loved one with cancer manage and cope with these side effects more effectively.


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Nutrition & Diet


Eating right is key towards the route of rehabilitation and recovery and is an important aspect of the cancer journey. Learn more about the importance of good nutrition during cancer treatment as well as download nutritious recipes endorsed by the Department of Dietetics in the National University Hospital.


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Active Living

 

Exercise is an equally important component of the recovery process. Learn about the importance of exercise and get tips of simple workout routines to help you lead a healthy and active life.


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Financial Assistance


Medical bills for treatment may cause a financial strain for some. Find out how our team of Medical Social Workers can help tide you through this difficult period better.


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Choosing A Specialist


Need help selecting a specialist to treat your loved one? Here you can easily find a doctor that you have been referred to or browse from our full team of dedicated multi-disciplinary specialists and read up on their profiles to get to know them better.


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Supportive and Palliative Care


The cancer journey is not an easy one which is why we offer supportive and palliative care to provide an extra layer of support for you and your loved one battling cancer to help improve your quality of life.


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Finding Support


You are not alone. Seek support and draw comfort from other caregivers who are helping their loved ones through their cancer journey.


Find relaxation and comfort in fellow caregivers at our Yoga classes.

Find out more about our Supportive Care Programmes.


NCIS Stories of Hope


The battle has been fought and won. Let real-life caregiver accounts encourage you along your caregiving journey here.




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