The above is one of the main questions that cancer patients and caregivers have when the treatment is progressing satisfactorily. What happens after? Many patients and their carers expect that life will revert to “normality”, this is, going back to where everything was before the cancer diagnosis. Going back to the job and responsibilities. Going … Continue reading What happens after treatment?
When one is diagnosed with cancer, the first reaction is panic and confusion. All the bad news about the illness come to mind. The association of the illness with death and ruinous effects of treatment strike in seconds. The shock may give way to a lack of sensation and more confusion. Then immediate reactions towards … Continue reading Can one conquer cancer?
The role of a caretaker is quite important in the life of any patient, and particularly for any cancer patient. When a person is faced with the news of cancer, the immediate reaction is the overwhelming feeling that this could be a matter of life and death. The whole life of the individual goes up-side-down. … Continue reading Cancer from a caretaker’s viewpoint: not an easy task (1).
According to the statistics and information published today by Cancer Research, obesity may cause cancer (BBC 26/02/18, "Millennials 'set to be fattest generation'. Available on line at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43195977?intlink_from_url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c40rjmqdl3jt/obesity&link_location=live-reporting-story). This particular cause of cancer has been researched in the past. The concern is not new. Other sources have published studies and statistics about it for a … Continue reading Cancer and Obesity
Cancer carers and its impact on the economy and society has been identified as a "hidden role". Why? Because although carers are everywhere, in hospitals and surgeries, at home looking after patients and families, fulfilling tasks in communication, financial and health support, etc., only those patients do not have carers seem to really worry about … Continue reading Who cares about the carers?
What's the problem? "The number of people looking after someone with cancer in the UK has soared from around 1.1 million in 2011 to almost 1.5 million today. More than half of carers aren’t getting the support they need and the situation is getting worse. Around 110,000 people in the UK are part of a sandwich … Continue reading Do you know what Carers do for Cancer patients?
What is cancer? "Cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. Some cancers may eventually spread into other tissues. There are more than 200 different types of cancer. 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime." (Cancer Research, no date) There are also different ways of staging cancer … Continue reading What cancer patients have to face
"The number of people looking after someone with cancer in the UK has soared from around 1.1 million in 2011 to almost 1.5 million today. More than half of carers aren’t getting the support they need and the situation is getting worse. Around 110,000 people in the UK are part of a sandwich generation of … Continue reading If cancer is becoming more generalised, who will care?
The following are quotations from different articles produced by Cancer Research UK, The Guardian and MacMillan Cancer Support: "Anyone can develop cancer, however, the risk of getting it increases with age. Most cases occur in middle-aged adults or older. About 77% of all cancers are diagnosed in people 55-years or older." "Cancer is one of … Continue reading How important is and will cancer be for the economy and for you?
The anniversary of women rights to vote has furthered the discussion about inequality in women’s salaries, inequality of roles, the right of women to choose, the so-common non-satisfactory behaviour towards women in general. What should be expected in the next years? As it is possible to see when reviewing the Suffragettes movement (1918), this was … Continue reading Women’s time?