How To Deal With Chemotherapy?

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Updated: Saturday, September 22, 2012, 19:03 [IST]
 
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Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with an antineoplastic or a combination of such drugs. The after effects of the treatment is painful for many patients for many side effects like nausea and vomitting, diarrhea, etc are seen. Only medical treatments are not enough. There are a lot more things that need to go hand in hand with this treatment. Here are some ways to deal with chemotherapy, a cancer treatment.

How To Deal With Chemotherapy?

Know The Side Effects- Chemotherapy is very painful. The best way to deal with this cancer treatment is to know the side effects of chemotherapy first. Some of the most common side effects of chemotherapy are nausea and vomitting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, mouth sores, skin rash, hair loss etc. Hair loss is one of the worst of all the side effects. One goes bald after chemotherapy. But then after a certain period of time people do regrow hair.

Sudden Changes- You have to be ready to accept the changes that comes in, as some of the side effects of chemotherapy. This is very important to stay healthy or else the changes that come in might affect you in a negative way and you may become sicker. Chemotherapy being a cancer treatment is not that easy. You have to be ready to face the changes that come with them. You might lose hair, become thin and many more. Just remember that chemotherapy was to cure cancer. And thus the bad effects will pass by.

Sudden Health Alterations- Not only the patient but all other family members also have to beware of the sudden health alterations that might set in. The patient might feel feverish or might start vomitting suddenly. The first thing to do is to consult a doctor. You never know but all these might just be a sign of deteriorating health conditions.

Psychological Health- To deal with cancer and chemotherapy in an effective way, you must remain in a sound psychological health. Do things that you like. For example you can read story books, get a good sleep, watch television etc. Do anything that keeps you happy. If you are mentally strong then you can more easily handle cancer and chemotherapy side effects.

By adapting all these ways you can deal with cancer and chemotherapy in the most effective ways. Do you know other ways? Do share with us.

Topics: cancer, chemotherapy
Story first published:  Saturday, September 22, 2012, 19:03 [IST]
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