We define a caregiver as the person who most often helps the person with cancer and is not paid to do so. Professional care providers are paid to give care. They tend to have more limited roles and are not discussed in detail here.
After the initial tests, diagnosis, and surgery, recovering cancer patients may find it difficult to return to normal life. To aid in this transition back to everyday routine, I created this list of tips. Whether it was just the surgery, or radiation therapy also, patients may feel exhausted and changed.
From my experience in medical practice, working with cancer patients as an oncologist, I’ve had the opportunity to learn that physical appearance is very important for most patients. So much so, that it can influence their recovery.
Often, our skin is the first to show signs of distress. Unfortunately, it’s also the last body part or organ many of us will pay attention to. Once the changes become apparent, we could consider this to be our body’s cry for help. In this article, I’ve decided to talk about it a bit.
Recent studies have shown that the link between cancer, in particular colon cancer, and consumption of red meat, is even stronger than previously believed. It seems that even moderate amount of red meat, if consumed more than twice a week, raises the risk of colon cancer.
While getting diagnosed with cancer can be one of the most terrifying and isolating experiences a person has in their lifetime, going through chemotherapy is equally as difficult. For any cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy these are the gifts that will get them back on their feet and feeling healthy again.
How the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer formed an interdisciplinary group of international experts in dermatology to provide insight into the supportive care prevention and treatment solutions for EGFRI-induced dermatologic toxicities.
From hair loss, to nail changes and dry skin, the side effects of chemotherapy can seem endless for any cancer patient. Nail changes as a result of chemotherapy, are one of the most common side effects and one of the most common forms of nail changes is known as paronychia.
Chemotherapy effectively treats many types of cancer. However, like some other medical treatments, it often causes a number of side effects. The side effects of chemotherapy vary for each cancer patient. Most side-effects are short-lived and disappear quickly after treatment is over.
Although I am a surgical oncologist, I have listened to all sorts of patients complaining about hair loss, and what can be done to solve it. Most of the time the patients have really pressing health issues and the hair is the least of the trouble.