National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, it can be an emotional rollercoaster. The treatment for the actual cancer may be met, however, there is nothing incorporated into helping the person as a whole. This includes the psychological aspects of it as part of the treatment in Canada. National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day, on June 26th, was created to put emphasis on the importance of the psychosocial care as an integral part of treatment as well.
It is reported that the majority of cancer patients start with normal psychological functioning. Once they are given the diagnosis, they may start to experience fear, worries and other forms of stress that cause significant distress. Depression and anxiety can quickly set in due to the physical demands on the body, financial stressors, prolonged disability preventing them from working and/or emotional exhaustion.
Many facilities are working towards treating the person as a whole and not just the cancer. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is an excellent example. When you are treated at their facility, your case is discussed with many different experts to come up with a unique treatment plan. It is an integrative care model. Depending on your preferences and needs, your care team might include a dietitian, mind-body therapist, naturopathic provider, spiritual support provider, pain management practitioner along with the Oncologist or Surgeon. Their philosophy is that treating your body as a whole, focusing on your diet and mental health, are just as important in achieving a successful traditional?treatment.
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