Manage treatment

Knowing you have cancer and that you now have to go through treatment is a difficult step for any individual. Cancer treatment is a complex process involving time, effort and money and should be managed carefully by both the doctor(s) and the patient. Do remember that you are not a silent bystander but have a key role to play in the management of the treatment process. There are several things you can undertake to ensure that the process is made a little less difficult for you.

The Managing Treatment section provides you information about the following:

  1. Managing the emotional impact of treatment – Understanding some of the emotional changes an individual experiences while undergoing treatment and some helpful ways in which to handle these changes
  2. Managing the physical impact of treatment – Understanding some of the physical changes an individual experiences while undergoing treatment and some helpful ways in which to handle these changes
  3. Caring for the carer – Understanding how to support the individual taking care of the cancer patient throughout the treatment process
  4. Life after cancer – Suggestions on how to manage life after completion of the cancer treatment process
  5. Palliative care – Understanding options available to an individual if the cancer treatment process is not as successful as originally hoped