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What to expect from chemotherapy and how to prepare

Chemotherapy is a drug treatment used to disrupt the growth of cancer cells. It is natural to feel nervous if you are having your first chemotherapy session. Knowing what to expect and being prepared can help to reduce your anxiety.

Five ways to manage chronic pain

Chronic pain is long-term pain that lasts for at least three months. This is a debilitating condition that can have a big impact on your life. If you are bedridden one day but feel better the next, it can be hard to understand and explain to others. Many people feel angry and frustrated if pain prevents them from doing routine tasks or enjoyable activities.

Knee arthritis and cold weather

More than 10 million people in the UK have arthritis or similar conditions that affect the joints. Over half of these people experience pain every day that has a big impact on their life. Individuals who live in cold climates often report more troublesome symptoms of arthritis than those living in warmer areas.

What you need to know about inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) describes a group of long-term conditions that cause the digestive tract to become inflamed (red and swollen). Dr Jamal Hayat, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Parkside Private Hospital, explains the main symptoms and causes of IBD. He also discusses how IBD is diagnosed and possible treatments that can help.

An overview of the One Stop Breast Clinic

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. According to the charity Cancer Research UK, about 55,500 women and 370 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. At Parkside Private Hospital, we have set up a One Stop Breast Clinic. Mr Dibyesh Banerjee (Oncoplastic Breast surgeon) explains how this clinic can reduce anxiety and waiting times if you are concerned about any breast symptoms.

Five things that you need to know about radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is generally considered to be the most effective cancer treatment after surgery. But what is radiotherapy and how does it work? Keisha Robinson, Head of Radiotherapy and Quality at Cancer Centre London, explains.

Orthopaedics

Bunions: Symptoms and causes

The term ‘bunion’ refers to a bony bump at the base of your big toe. While many people will be familiar with what a bunion looks like, not many people know what the causes and symptoms of a bunion are. In our latest blog post, Mr Amit Amin, Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, takes a closer look.

Exercising and injury: tips on how to prevent common injuries

For many people who play sports or are regularly active, one concern is how to avoid injury or reduce the risk of injury. Injury can occur in any sport, however, for most people the benefit to physical and mental health from exercising outweighs the risk of injury.

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