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After the cancer treatment
There are many challenges that the patients have to face after the cancer treatment. After the treatment, there are certain chores that the patient needs to follow in order to ensure that everything stays well.
Most often, the patients will need to keep regular follow ups with their doctors. Usually these follow up appointments are after every 3 to 4 months. After some period of time, one may only need 1 to 2 check ups in a year. It is advisable that the patient is accompanied with any of their close person, for these follow ups, to provide comfort and support to the patient.
The biggest concern after the cancer treatment is that it is likely that the cancer returns, over a period of time. Therefore, many patients are always in the fear of their disease returning. Therefore, it is important for the patient to consult their doctor and know about the signs and symptoms that indicate the re-occurring of this disease. This will also help relive the everyday pressure that the patient carries around and will not have to live in constant fear.
Along with regular check ups after the treatment, it is also very important for the patient to stay fit and eat healthy. The patient requires a more balanced diet to recover fast and to minimize the chances of the cancer returning. Along with proper diet, exercising everyday will also prove to be of great health and is very necessary in order to stay healthy. It is recommended that the patient start with simple food, which is easy to digest, and high on nutrition and proteins. After the treatment it is likely that they suffer from problems like loss of appetite or nausea that usually go after the treatment, but if the problem persists, then consulting the doctor about the problem is important.
After the cancer treatment, many things are likely to change like the work schedule of the patient and also the emotions of the family members, but positive thinking, faith and patience will help the patient and his family members to get back on their normal routine.
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