Adjusting to changes

by | March 8, 2024

A symposium by Parkway Cancer Centre on preparing and starting cancer treatment to returning to work.


The incidence of cancer in Singapore is rising. One in four people in Singapore may develop cancer in their lifetime.

While this could be due to common cancer risk factors such as stress and hectic lifestyle, there are also many other positive factors such as better access to healthcare, increasing disease awareness and improved screening that have contributed to the rise in cancer incidence.

Even so, a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. It can impact many aspects of life and parts throughout the healing journey, from diagnosis, treatment to survivorship. Come and hear from healthcare professionals and gain valuable insights on how to embrace, navigate and adjust through these changes at symposium called Adjusting to Changes by Parkway Cancer Centre on March 23 at 1.30pm to 4.30pm at Conrad Centennial Singapore. Care pack and light refreshments will be provided. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Singapore Cancer Society.

“Many cancer patients are often apprehensive before their first chemotherapy treatment due to preconceived notions and misinformation about cancer,” says Dr Richard Quek, Senior Consultant, Medical Oncology, Parkway Cancer Centre. “The event aims to empower patients and caregivers with the knowledge and techniques to adjust and overcome physical, mental and emotional challenges of cancer treatments and achieve strength, hope and vitality on the healing journey.”

Topics during the symposium include:

Preparing and starting cancer treatment – the right knowledge can empower patients and caregivers to overcome the physical and emotional challenges of cancer treatment.
Managing fatigue (during & post-treatment) – understand how self-care practices and techniques on rest and nutrition can help to increase energy levels and overcome physical and emotional challenges.
Exercise for cancer warriors – learn safe, practical and adaptable exercise programmes that cater to the cancer warrior with varying needs in different stages of cancer treatment.
Adjusting to life after cancer – for some patients, life after cancer may not be the same, and it is all about how to cope and adjust the body and mind to a new normal in this segment.
Work life integration: Return-to-Work programme – the Return-to-Work programme by the Singapore Cancer Society prepares survivors on potential issues they may face and helps them become more adaptable and resilient.

Ticket is at S$5 each, available at Eventbrite ( Care pack and light refreshments will be provided. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to Singapore Cancer Society.


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