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What is Cancer?

Cancer is a disease in which certain, abnormal cells begin to divide uncontrollably, invading nearby tissues and spreading to other parts of the body. There are more than 100 different types of cancers, ranging from those of the blood to those of the brain.

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9 in 10 of all diagnosed cancer cases annually are expected to occur in Canadians aged 50 years and older

Early warning signs

What are the early warning signs of cancer?

What is the impact of cancer on quality of life?

A cancer diagnosis is often life-changing - it has the power to affect both the emotional and mental well-being of affected individuals. Cancer can impede one's ability to complete daily tasks and often inhibits one from continuing to work. In terms of mental health, cancer can evoke feelings of distress, anxiety and depression.

Impact on Quality of Life

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Frequently Asked Questions

Red blood cells include a protein called hemoglobin, which transports oxygen to your cells. Cancer patients frequently have anemia as a side effect. The following cancers can cause low hemoglobin:

  1. Colon and Cervical cancer (Blood Cancer)
  2. Gastrointestinal cancer
  3. Leukemia
  4. Lymphoma

Moreover, chemotherapy and radiation can also cause low hemoglobin.

Palliative care is a specialized form of live-in care that focuses on improving the quality of life of cancer patients with or without the curative intent. Its primary goal is to relieve symptoms and to prevent psychological, emotional, and spiritual trials during the end of life. Cancer patients can receive live-in care under a licensed care provider anytime they need.

Cancer patients require more help and care. If you know any cancer patients and want to cheer them up, you can send them gift boxes or care packages. The following things can be included in a care package:

  • Photo frame
  • Customized hoodie
  • Neck pillows
  • Heating pads
  • Games
  • Books
  • Socks and slippers
  • Keep the room organized and presentable.
  • Take out some time for the cancer patient and be gentle with them.
  • Keep a record of medicines and appointments.
  • Do not allow too many visitors at once.

Few foods can cause nausea and food poisoning in cancer patients. To prevent any critical situation, one should avoid the foods listed below:

  • Undercooked or raw fish (sushi)
  • Unwashed fruits and vegetables
  • Soft-cooked eggs
  • Milk
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Mayonnaise
  • Unpasteurized Cheese

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