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Cancer care while fasting

Cancer care while fasting

During Ramadan, all cancer patients who want to fast must take extra precautions.

People who are undergoing chemotherapy or other cancer treatments should contact our Cancer Care Center for guidance to see if it is safe for you to fast.

If you are on oral medications, take extra precautions during fasting, regarding keeping your body hydrated, dosing intervals, diet, and other drugs.

You must continue with your regular plan of care and chemotherapy unless differently advised by your treating physician, and in cases where treatments can be safely delayed.

Seek expert consultation via our telehealth to address your concerns and visit the hospital when you have chemotherapy or radiation sessions

 

Edited by:
Faraz A. Khan

Faraz A. Khan

Consultant Hematologist & Medical Oncologist

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