Self- care can present a challenge during summer, even for healthy people, and this is more so for cancer patients. Dr. Shyamali Singhal invites cancer patients to slow down and carve out a little time for themselves.Read More
Going through cancer treatment is very stressful on its own, and it can be even harder if a cancer patient is going through it alone. As Dr. Shyamali Singhal said, nobody has to struggle with cancer and cancer treatment alone: there are a number of cancer support groups a patient can join.
We are safe to say that the first step for a cancer patient's recovery is finding the right physician for themselves. This takes into account the definition of health and our goals for healing and wellness. The best physician is one who shares our perspective on health so that they can give us guidance and recommendations that are in accordance with how cancer patient wants to care for their body.
Meeting new partners can be a challenge, even for people who are in perfect health. This is much harder for cancer patients, who are trying to balance dating and demanding therapy schedules.
Dr. Shyamali Singhal, a surgical oncologist, knows how sometimes even the littlest of things can improve cancer patients' recovery and the overall state of wellbeing. Whether just diagnosed or undergoing some sort of cancer therapy, all cancer patients should be more mindful about the toxins in their environment. Nail polishes are possibly one of the most toxic cosmetic products.
Dr. Shyamali Singhal, surgical oncologist, had an opportunity to witness how some cancer treatments, including radiation therapy to the head and neck, may affect the cells that are in the mouth and digestive tract. In her Years of practice, she learned how important the choice of right toothpaste can be, in cancer patients' overall response to treatment and quick recovery.
If a person has an early stage cancer and is getting chemotherapy to prevent a recurrence, oncologists usually follow established treatment protocols closely because there are clear data to support those protocols. Dr. Shyamali Singhal encourages patients with more advanced cancers to talk with their oncologists about what they want in the months and years ahead.Read More
Dr. Shyamali Singhal knows that while protecting our skin may seem like a no-brainer priority when we're at the beach, rarely do we think about protecting the nails. However, the sun, surf, and sand can play a huge part in the overall nail health.Read More
For cancer patients who lost their hair from chemotherapy, or it’s just starting to grow back, the most important thing during the summer is to protect the skin on the head from the sun. As Dr. Shyamali Singhal suggests, patients should do whatever is most comfortable for them in the heat of summer.Read More
Summer is here, and it’s high time to hit the beach, have a pool party, go for a swim, have ice creams and snow cones and just hang out with friends in a garden on sunny days. Apart from all the fun, cancer patients will also need to take precautions to protect sensitive skin from the sun.Read More
Preparing for chemo can be a stressful time so Dr. Singhal compiled a go-to guide to help get all your ducks in a row for a smooth chemotherapy treatment.Read More
Once a cancer patient is released from the hospital after cancer surgery, their recovery is essentially now in their own hands. Healing is as much a mental process as it is physical so it’s important to prepare your body, mind and house for rest and relaxation.Read More
Depending on the type of cancer that’s diagnosed to a specific cancer patient, treatment plan and the sort of work a patient does, maintaining a current work schedule and productivity level can be demanding, to say the least.Read More
The financial costs associated with cancer are often overwhelming. In her years of medical practice, working with cancer patients as an surgical oncologist, Dr. Shyamali Singhal had the opportunity to see that even patients with health insurance aren’t guaranteed to be able to afford treatment.Read More
For a variety of complex reasons many cancer survivors find that they don’t seem to feel as relieved as they would have liked to imagine they would after successfully completing cancer treatment. A cancer diagnosis and it’s invasive treatment tends to cause physical, mental and emotional trauma that takes time to digest and heal from.Read More
After cancer treatment or surgery many cancer patients may find themselves confined to a bed with low energy levels and mobility. Although you may not be moving around and sweating as much during recovery periods it’s essential to maintain a high level of hygiene for your physical and mental well being.Read More
Before a cancer diagnosis, it’s not very common for people to do research on the toxicity of the products that they’re putting onto and into their bodies as we tend to have faith in the government’s regulations against harmful chemicals in the products we use.Read More