Being diagnosed with cancer can hit you like a sledgehammer, and being thrust into a whole new world filled with medical jargon, technical procedures and a host of medical personnel is very intimidating. To help familiarise yourself with what you will likely encounter on your medical journey, take the time to soak up information like a sponge...

The first level of identifying cancer comes from the individual. When other possible factors are eliminated - lack of sleep, stress, recent physical or emotional trauma - and the symptoms persist, it may be time for you to seek medical advice.


The physical changes brought about by the disease and the side effects of treatment are difficult to deal with. Feeling weak, helpless, trapped and depressed are only a few of the emotional and psychological obstacles you will face.


There are many hospitals all over Malaysia with established radiotherapy and oncology centres.
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A Community Service Project by: Malaysian Oncological Society and Pfizer Malaysia - (latest update: 06-09-2006)