Cancer is a deadly disease, which can affect any body part, including the bones. Of the 200 types of cancer known to humankind, pancreatic cancer spreads the quickest with a few symptoms making it one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Cancer develops when the body’s control mechanism stops functioning; old cells do not die over time. Instead, they develop into malignant cells or tumors to invade healthy tissues and affect their normal working. Interestingly, Cancer does not only affect humans; it can also affect animals and other living organisms.
The following are the three most prominent cancers in men, women, and children:
- Common Cancer’s Affecting Men- Prostate cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer.
- Common Cancer’s Affecting Women- Breast cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer.
- Common Cancer’s Affecting Children– Leukemia, brain tumors, and lymphoma.
Cancer treatment varies on the type of cancer and its stage. The majority of prescription plans are tailored to the specific condition of each patient. Most cancer treatments comprise of one or all of the following medical procedures- surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
Cancer treatment and care can be challenging for people who have been diagnosed. The physical changes and the mental agony can cause havoc in most people’s lives. Cancer can be detrimental to one’s feeling of self-worth, not to forget the substantial financial costs of cancer treatment, besides weight loss, a lack of appetite, and other eating-related disorders that can be devastating to a patient.
The role of Cancer caregivers
Anyone who assists in the care of a cancer patient is termed as a caregiver. It’s not always simple to support a cancer-stricken loved one. Caregiving can be a full-time, nonstop job that drains you physically and emotionally, but there are several things you can do to make it more manageable.
Caregivers may provide different kinds of assistance depending on the requirements of the cancer patient, including:
- Emotional assistance.
- Help with medical procedures, prescriptions, and doctor visits.
- Advice with financial and insurance matters.
- Communicating between the patient and the medical staff.
The responsibilities of cancer caregivers entail assisting with daily tasks such as going to the doctor to preparing meals. It may also imply helping the patient cope with the broad spectrum of emotions they will encounter during this period. However, the kind of support needed will be different for each person.
World Rose Day
Every year, 22nd September is observed as World Rose Day. It is a day dedicated to providing joy to patients fighting cancer worldwide and raising awareness about the different types of cancer caused by abnormal cell growth that can spread to other parts of the body.
World Rose Day is commemorated in memory of Melinda Rose, a 12-year-old Canadian girl who was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer and who, despite her illness, tried to offer joy and hope to other patients. Her warmth and positivity serve as a reminder to all the brave cancer fighters and their caregivers, to keep the faith even in the darkest of circumstances. On this day, volunteers worldwide aim to provide joy and hope of living to cancer patients. It also seeks to remind patients and their caregivers that they are not alone in their fight against the dreadful disease.
Cancer Support with Gigadocs
Oncologists use biopsy results to assess cancer staging, determine the type of cancer and the degree to which it has spread; staging also aids caretakers in determining treatment procedures. In general, the higher the number allocated (typically between 0 and 4) throughout most staging approaches, the more aggressive is the cancer type or, the more extensive is the spread. Staging procedures range from cancer to cancer and must be reviewed with health care experts individually.
On this World Rose Day, Gigadocs supports and wishes the best to all Cancer fighters, their family and friends, caregivers, and volunteers in their fight against Cancer.
Install the Gigadocs app to book a consultation with expert oncologists at a time convenient to you from your home. You can also book a face-to-face appointment with the best cancer specialists, radiologists on the Gigadocs app.
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