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Does Blood In My Urine Mean That I Have Kidney Cancer?

Many people worry when they see blood in their urine. While it is certainly not a normal occurrence, it does not always mean that you have kidney cancer. There are numerous potential causes of blood in the urine, including infections, stones, and injuries. In this article, OncoCare Cancer...

Can You Have Advanced Prostate Cancer And Not Know It?

It is alarming to think that someone could have advanced prostate cancer and not even know it. In fact, many men in Singapore who are diagnosed with prostate cancer only realise they have the disease once it has already progressed to an advanced stage. Unfortunately, this leaves them with a less...

Tips For Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients

If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with cancer, it can be a disorienting and scary time. With so many medical decisions to make, looming treatments and doctor visits, support from family and friends—we understand that this can feel overwhelming. While it’s natural to feel...

Role of Nutrition in Cancer Patients: What Nutrients Do Cancer Patients Need?

When it comes to cancer, nutrition is one of the most important factors in the overall health of a patient. Diet and nutrition play a vital role in the recovery process, and can be especially beneficial during chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and follow-up visits.


Importance of PET-CT Scans For Cancer Staging & Treatment

New technologies in healthcare are improving the way we diagnose and treat cancer. 

One such technology is the PET-CT scan. PET stands for Positron Emission Tomography, while CT stands for Computed Tomography—both of which are imaging modalities used in medical settings. A PET-CT combines both...

Why Do I Need A Brain MRI For Lung Cancer?

Understanding all aspects of the diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer can seem daunting, but becoming educated about your condition is an essential part of your journey. If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, chances are that you have heard about a brain MRI scan as one of the tests to...

What is Cancer Genetic Testing?

Genetic testing is the use of medical tests to look for certain mutations (changes) in a person’s genes. The results of a genetic test can tell you if you have a higher risk of developing specific diseases, such as cancer. Results of the genetic test may also guide your doctor in how your cancer...

Colon Cancer: Prevention Tips, Common Spread Sites & Treatment Methods

Colon cancer is a frightening word for anyone to hear. For those who have been diagnosed with it, or are at risk for developing it, that fear can be all-consuming. But this type of cancer is relatively common, and can be treated effectively if caught early. Being aware of the risk factors and...

PSMA PET-CT and Prostate Cancer: What Patients Should Know?

In the past, prostate cancer was difficult to detect and monitor. However, recent advances in medical imaging have made it possible to detect and stage prostate cancer with greater accuracy. PSMA PET-CT is one such modality that has shown great promise in the detection and staging of prostate...

The Role of PET-CT in Staging Cancer and Guiding Treatment

Virtually every cancer patient worries about the same thing: what stage is my cancer? In other words, how far has the disease progressed and what can be done? Once the cancer stage is known, treatment can be tailored specifically for each individual. 

A PET-CT scan, also known as a Positron...