Cancer Home Care Should Prioritise Joyous Distraction

There are various types of cancer. New types of cancer are being discovered and many rarities are emerging as well. Treatment for cancer has evolved and more people are surviving this unfortunate disease than ever before. It is likely most people diagnosed with different kinds of cancer will be able to live a full life but with some restrictions and some attentive care. You will need to choose cancer home care for your loved one and it should be very well planned. It cannot be a random choice. You cannot choose any cancer home care simply because you have to. Wellbeing of the survivor or someone still being treated is of paramount importance but so is the psychological state of the person.

It is imperative for any cancer home care to prioritise joyous distraction. This should be given its due significance right from the time of diagnosis through surgery, chemotherapy and recovery. It is quite likely the cancer would be in remission and then it would recur, only to subside before becoming serious again. There can be many types of complications, from benign and malignant tumours to perplexing biopsies, different responses to chemotherapy to abrupt changes in the way a particular type of cancer undergoes metastasis. All such diagnoses, treatments and recovery complications will take a huge toll on the patient or survivor. Regardless of what the subsequent steps are and whether or not someone would survive to live a full life, cancer home care should prioritise joyous distraction to keep the person in their best spirits.

Women undergoing breast cancer treatment are often compelled to go for mastectomy. A woman may have to come to terms with having one breast surgically removed. Those who have tumours in both the breasts would have a complete mastectomy. Many women opt for a complete mastectomy even if the malignant tumour is found in only one, just to avoid the chance of the cancer spreading to the other breast. Dealing with such a surgery is not painstaking physically since the process is painless but there is an extremely serious void in the mind of a person undergoing this or other equally life altering procedures. Joyous distractions will keep cancer patients and survivors going. This also applies to those undergoing chemotherapy. There may or may not be any physical changes after one or two sessions of intravenous chemotherapy. There will be profound changes in a few weeks. A heartfelt laughter and some joyous moments will be unable to completely counter the unpleasant developments but the survivor would feel better.