AskFarrer is a platform set up for the public to access commonly asked questions by visitors, patients or caregivers. Answered by our panel of specialists, AskFarrer welcomes all questions relating to medicine, health, lifestyle or other wellbeing concerns.
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Here are some questions that we received and were answered by our panel of specialists.
Dr. Desmond Wai
"I'm a 50 y/o male who leads a healthy lifestyle. Why am I still diagnosed with colorectal cancer?”
Dr. Shang Yeap Heng Oon
"Does having a sedentary and inactive lifestyle increase your risk of dying from cancer?”
Dr. Goh Kian Peng
"I'm 70 y/o with diabetes and stage 3 thyroid cancer. Will treatment affect diabetes?”
Dr. Gurpal Singh
“Is sarcoma a bone cancer? What are key steps for treatment and what is the prognosis?”
Dr. Lee Khai Mun
“How can I avoid the side effects of cancer treatment, such as diarrhea.”
Dr. Robert Lim
“Can you share tips or advice if I should continue my cancer treatments during COVID-19?”
Dr. Melanie Seah
Consultant Breast Surgeon
“I'm a 45 y/o female diagnosed with invasiveductal carcinoma (IDC). What are my treatment options?”
Dr. Melissa Teo
Senior Consultant General Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist
“I'd like to find out more about HIPEC and cytoreductive surgery to better understand my treatment options for late-stage peritoneal cancer.”
Dr. Lynette Ngo
“When is the best time for a cataract operation while undergoing chemotherapy?”