CARE WITH SAMARA: CANCER SURVIVORS AND MENTAL HEALTH
A cancer diagnosis can have a substantial impact on mental health and wellbeing. Depression and anxiety may hinder cancer treatment and recovery, as well as quality of life and survival. One in three people with cancer will experience a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety disorders before, during or after treatment.
With treatment completed, you no doubt want to put cancer behind you and resume a more normal life. Now is the time to take charge of your health, focus on wellness, and swear off unhealthy habits, such as fast foods and a sedentary lifestyle. Research shows that the best formula for staving off another bout of cancer is proper nutrition combined with weight control and exercise.
One of the major concerns, when one diagnosed with cancer, is the cost factor involved with the treatment. Unfortunately, cancer is a very expensive treatment and requires a substantial amount of investment. Hence the worry this brings along with it is understandable however one which can also be solved efficiently. The situation can become highly sensitive when the patient is the bread earner of the family or a young employed professional who is dependent on him or herself.
CARE WITH SAMARA: YOUR LIFESTYLE IS THE KEY TO REDUCE THE RISK OF CANCER
"In recent years, research has evolved to allow a clearer assessment of various dietary and lifestyle patterns associated with health risks, and it is becoming more and more evident that an integrated diet and lifestyle pattern of a healthy, balanced diet, adequate physical activity, and maintenance of a healthy weight will have a significant impact on reducing cancer risk."
CARE WITH SAMARA: ANXIETY AND STRESS RELEASE TECHNIQUES FOR CANCER PATIENTS
"There are a lot of emotions to process when you find out you have cancer, which does not change when you are undergoing treatment. Not only is it emotional and exhausting, but it can be stressful as well."
CARE WITH SAMARA: SPECIFIC EXERCISES FOR CANCER RECOVERY
"The most common side effect reported by cancer patients is cancer-related fatigue. Cancer patients report that fatigue begins with diagnosis and worsens during the course of treatment. It can persist for months, years, and after treatment is complete."
Care with Samara: How to Cope Being a Cancer Caregiver
Finding out a loved one has cancer can be overwhelming. Cancer affects not only the person diagnosed but also all those who care about that person. You may be wondering, “What should I do now?” or “How can I help?”