The best way to manage cancer is to learn about the health condition, the treatments available and how to manage the side effects of treatment, while also getting the emotional support that you need. Consider attending a class to learn how you can maintain a good quality of life while living with cancer.
At Sun Health Wellness, we understand coping with cancer can be difficult, as feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, disbelief and fear can occur. These feelings are normal and can subside with the help of a strong support system you can lean on. Whether it’s your friends and family or our supportive staff, it’s important to surround yourself with those who provide hope and encouragement. We also recommend learning about your diagnosis, so you feel confident and in control of your health.
Cancer refers to any of the large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide and spread into other tissue. While there are many factors that are considered causes of cancer, the most common come down to age, lifestyle habits, family history, health conditions and environment.
Many treatments are available and depend on the individual’s type and stage of the cancer, general health and personal preferences. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, bone marrow transplant, clinical trials and more. In addition, there are alternative medicine options available to ease side effects and improve quality of life, such as acupuncture, massages, meditation, yoga and relaxation.