Cancer, a word surrounded by much fear and plenty of uncertainty, refers to an uncontrolled growth of cells that invade and damage normal tissue. These cells may form a mass called ‘tumor’ which could be malignant or benign. A malignant tumour grows and spreads to other parts of the body while a benign tumor could grow but won’t spread.
Role of Families & Caregivers
Those who care for the patient are Caregivers and they have many roles. These roles change as the patient’s needs change during and after cancer treatment. In many cases, the caregiver is the one person who knows everything that’s going on with the patient as they will be involved in giving drugs, managing side effects, reporting problems, shopping for and preparing food, cleaning the house and doing the laundry, paying bills, etc.
Challenges during Treatment
Depending on the type and stage of cancer, cancer treatment could include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy, usually in some combination. While surgery and radiation remove, kill, or damage cancer cells, chemotherapy can kill cancer cells that have spread (metastasized) to parts of the body far away from the original (primary) tumor.
Immunotherapy – A recent
advancement and hope in cancer
According to National Cancer Institute Immunotherapy is a form of cancer treatment that boosts immune system to fight cancer. The immune system helps your body fight infections and other diseases. Immunotherapy is a form of biological therapy. Biological therapy is a type of treatment that utilizes substances derived directly from living organisms to treat cancer.
Cancer Friendly Recipes
An assortment of some yummy Cancer friendly recipes that are healthy and are a delight to eat. Here we bring you easy and quick recipe tricks and tips, which are easy and quick to cook.
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