Oncologie

Nausea

Nausea is linked to your illness or the treatment you are receiving. It may occur before treatment, immediately thereafter or in the following days. Nowadays it can be better controlled thanks to systematic prevention by specific medication. In fact you will receive regular targeted sickness medication and from the first treatment cycle the dosage will be adapted to suit your needs.

Anxiety and fatigue tend to increase nausea. Tranquillizers or sleeping pills can help.

Oncology

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Easing the transition to adulthood

In order to improve the care provided to teenagers and young adults suffering from cancer, HUG has created a specific oncology consultation.

Pain

Your cancer may bring with it pain due to inflammation, compression or infiltration of certain organs. Sometimes your treatment and the procedures involved may themselves be painful (blood tests, taps/punctures/drains, or the insertion of a catheter). In every case the pain must be addressed. It affects all aspects of your life and may delay your recovery. Report all pain, so that your treatment can be adjusted and made as effective as possible.

Radiotherapy

About half of the patients who have cancer undergo radiotherapy. The radiation used is invisible and painless. Its aim is to destroy the cancer cells.

The treatment will be adapted to your specific needs. In general it lasts from about two to seven weeks. Sessions are scheduled from Monday to Friday and take a few minutes.

Radiotherapy

About half of the patients who have cancer undergo radiotherapy. The radiation used is invisible and painless. Its aim is to destroy the cancer cells.

The treatment will be adapted to your specific needs. In general it lasts from about two to seven weeks. Sessions are scheduled from Monday to Friday and take a few minutes.

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