cancer

Plan ahead for the Christmas Break

There is so much to think about at this time of year. At Christmas it’s important not to forget your  REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS.  Some local pharmacies may be offering reduced opening hours over the Christmas period and it’s important to plan ahead for repeat prescriptions or ordering and collecting new prescriptions that can take several days. Running out of medications would …

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Hydrate before, during and after Chemo

Vomiting and diarrhoea are common side effects of cancer and treatment leading to dehydration. To function correctly, your body needs both water and electrolytes (such as sodium, potassium and chloride). Water helps to maintain body temperature, digest food and lubricate tissues and joints. Electrolytes help to retain fluid, and maintain good nerve and muscle function. On …

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To cover or not!

It’s important to protect your skin from even small cuts, grazing or scrapings. Your body will not be able to fight germs off as well as it normally would while you are going through chemotherapy. These are easy ways for germs to enter your body causing infection. Keep cuts and scrapes clean, dry and covered. BUT don’t just cover …

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Your Mouth needs TLC

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can cause sores in the mouth and throat as well as dryness, irritation or bleeding. This can be very frustrating resulting in difficulties eating, chewing or swallowing causing discomfort. It can result in you avoiding eating and drinking because the pain in your mouth is so severe you find it hard to swallow. …

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