Oct 28, 2019 Word for Word Media

The three most common cancer treatments are surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. These may be applied on their own or in a combination of one other. Icon Oncology takes a closer look at radiotherapy and its experience. Receiving radiation therapy Radiotherapy is a common form of therapeutic treatment that uses ionising radiation to eradicate or damage cancer cells. While the ideal situation is to cut the cancer out, it can be attached to the blood vessels and lymphatic tissue and this might not be possible. In this case, radiotherapy, which is a non-invasive treatment, might be recommended. Radiotherapy takes place at…

Sep 30, 2019 Word for Word Media

We hear how easy and convenient it is to order medicine and health appliances via Medipost. Shopping for one’s medicine and health appliance requirements can be an inconvenient and even an uncomfortable experience if you have to visit a pharmacy in person. Particularly, if you need to request health-related items of a personal nature. South Africa’s largest national courier pharmacy has made it easier than ever to order everything from self-medication products and chronic medicines to ostomy and urology appliances, as well as continence care products from the privacy of your home. “There are few things more precious than health…

Sep 30, 2019 Word for Word Media
Dr David Eedes, an Icon oncology advisor, shares advice on what questions to ask your doctors and how to navigate the initial steps of your cancer diagnosis. A cancer diagnosis usually comes as a shock. It’s a life-changing event and can cause chaos and anxiety for you, your family and friends. While there is no right way of dealing with your diagnosis, here are tips to help you manage this emotionally difficult and confusing time. Start with a plan Having a clear plan of action as soon as possible after the diagnosis is made is useful in this initial…

Sep 30, 2019 Word for Word Media
We hear how a balanced diet can assist you through your cancer treatment by helping you regain your strength. A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. As you navigate this challenging time, it may be reassuring to know that your reactions are natural but also to recognise that there are different ways to manage the emotional and physical impacts of your condition. Treatment options for cancer may take a lot out of your body and the side effects of treatments can make this harder. These treatment options may cause you to lose your appetite and energy, which could put…