Many cancer patients feel more comfortable receiving care at home so that they are not separated from family, friends, and familiar surroundings. But cancer is a condition that can change relationships and require families to address new issues.
A cancer is an uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells in the body. It develops when the body natural defenses against killing and replace old cells stop working properly, allowing the old cells to multiply, forming new abnormal cells. Over time these cells begin to form tissues called tumors.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Cancer Presence
Symptoms of cancer depends on the type of cancer and where the cancer has spread. In addition, the symptoms may vary depending on the stage of cancer.
The following are some general symptoms that may indicate the presence of cancer:
- Persistent cough
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Unexplained bleeding
- Unexplained weight gain or unintended weight loss
- Skin changes such as reddened skin or yellowish skin and eyes
How Do You Treat Cancer?
There are various types of treatment options for cancer. The treatment will depend on the type and stage of the cancer. Generally, people with cancer only require one form of treatment, but in most cases, people will have a combination of treatments. Treatment options include:
- Radiation Therapy
It is important to consult with your doctor to understand the options.
Recovery Process from Cancer Made Easier
- Help with bathing and grooming
- Transportation to and for doctor’s appointments or treatments
- Provide respite care to the family caregiver
- Assist with medication reminders