Experts of Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou indicate that cancer is not a terminal illness. Many cancer patients have improved life quality and prolonged life time after treatment. During the process of cancer treatment, there are many misunderstandings which not only delay the best time for treatment, but also do harm to patients’ mental health. The followings are some common misunderstandings of cancer treatment.
Mistake 1: Cancer is untreatable.
At present, people are commonly scared of cancer. Some patients believe that cancer equals to death, so they give up treatment. Actually, cancer is treatable. Through treatment, many patients’ tumors have shrunk or disappeared, so they have improved life quality and prolonged life time. Thus, cancer is not terrible.
Mistake 2: Excision of tumor means recovery.
Some patients and their families hold that cancer is gone after excision. They are blind to the fact that cancer is metastatic and invasive, and that it can spread to the whole body via lymph nodes and blood.
Mistake 3: Some cancer patients give too much reliance on some health care products.
Nowadays, various advertisements of “effective anticancer medicine” flood in market towards cancer patients. However, these health care products and nourishment have no therapeutic effect on cancer. Actually they can only act as adjunctive therapy for nutrition support. It is biased for patients to completely rely on health care products to treat cancer.
Mistake 4: Eating more nutritious foods will make tumor grow faster.
Some patients believe that eating more nutritious foods will make tumor grow faster, whereas it will stop growing if they avoid eating nutritious foods. In fact, a good body condition is very important for cancer treatment, so nutrition must be ensured during the treatment process..
Mistake 5: There is no need to go back to hospital for follow-up after leaving hospital.
Some cancer patients think that they have been cured as their symptoms are relieved or the tumor has disappeared, so they give up treatment and refuse to visit hospital again for follow-up. As a result, the tumor returns or metastasizes, which implies that the condition has worsened and all the treatments before are wasted. Therefore, it is very necessary for patients whose conditions are improved to return to hospital for regular follow-up, and treatment if needed.
Experts of Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou remind that cancer patients and their families must have correct understanding of cancer and avoid the above mistakes so that patients can get treatments in the best time.