Cancer is a scary word. But when you know all the facts, knowledge and understanding can reduce the fear. Find out everything you need to know about cancer and its effects...

Coping with Cancer

Cancer can affect our day to day lives. It is the growing of the abnormal cells in our body. We need to cope up with cancer with courage and determination.

Coping up with cancer physically

Some of the physical effects of cancer are pain and sickness. If you have pain in any part of your body then always tell about it to your doctor and do not accept it as a part of cancer. Most of the people with cancer do not have pain. Hence, the sooner the pain is detected the easier it would be to get treated for. Usually the common norm among patients is that they feel they will get addicted to pain killers and so they do not consult the doctor. However, this notion is wrong and you should get yourself treated for this pain. There are special doctors called the palliative care doctors who treat patients having pain and symptoms. Physiotherapists can train patients with careful exercises and breathing techniques which can thereby control the pain. Doctors even recommend patients to consult a psychologist and a counselor in case it is a chronic pain and if is difficult to get rid of the pain physically. With the help of counseling, the patient can find different ways of blocking it out.

Coping up with cancer emotionally

It is natural for an individual to feel shocked, worried and upset if he is being diagnosed with cancer. Am I going to die? This is the most important question which a person thinks off when he is diagnosed with cancer. All these negative thoughts are quite common, but you need to cope up with this emotional stress with a lot of courage and determination. Always ask for help from family members and friends and do not think that you are being a burden on them. Talking to people would only help you out. There are many counselors and psychologists who are readily available to help. They will guide you to cope up with this difficult time and would be always there to listen to you and support you.

Coping up with cancer practically

If you are not financially stable to get a treatment for cancer, then no need to worry. There are a lot of hospitals or community social workers who are ready to help you at this time of crisis. All you need to do is contact them and know about the special funds which you can apply for. Some of the hospitals even have a welfare rights advisor. You can find out your local Citizen’s Advice Bureau in the Yellow pages who can thereby help you out. To get more information kindly visit the website: www.dwp.gov.uk. You can even get help with prescription costs as each UK country has a different guidance about health charges and some patients can even avail for the free medicines. So, all you need to do is enquire about them according to the place where you are staying and avail the benefits.  

Cancer is not something which you should be scared off. Instead you should deal it with courage. Just think positive and you will feel better.