The effects of cancer vary from person to person. The total pain faced by a patient is made up of physical, psychological, spiritual and social.
Physical – Cancer patients may experience physical symptoms such as pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath and insomnia. Early identification of the issues and prompt intervention can help to relieve these issues to improve the quality of life of patients.
Psychological – Being diagnosed as a cancer patient may be a stressful journey. Depression, anxiety and fear are the few common psychological issues faced by patients and family members. Emotional support is provided to help patients and family members go through this predicament with a positive and peaceful mind.
Spiritual – With a cancer diagnosis, patients and families often look more deeply for meaning in their lives. Fear of the unknown may bring patients closer to their faith or spiritual beliefs, whereas others might struggle to understand why cancer happened to them. Our trained Palliative Care Team is equipped to help patients in this journey to find a sense of peace and reach a point of acceptance that is appropriate for their situation.
Social – Cancer also substantially changes patients’ daily lives. Consequently, patients often face problems in various aspects of social life, such as family life, relationships with people around them, work, income and leisure activities. Patients might suffer from low self-esteem, depression and eventually withdraw themselves from their social circle. We recognize the need for support in these areas to maintain a good quality of life for cancer patients.