Holistic Care in Cancer Management or management of cancer therapy is holistic cancer treatment measures that include some aspects that come to be observed by doctors and patients, such as:
- Prevention efforts,
- Changing lifestyle, smoking cessation, exercise, and more
- Adjustment of diet
- Early detection of cancer,
- Perform routine checks for early detection of potential cancers, such as: pap smear, BSE (check your own breasts),
- Examination or diagnosis of cancer,
- Conduct investigations, such as blood test, CT-Scan, MRI, X-ray and others.
- Perform steps curative care,
- Undergoing cancer treatment steps, such as, for example, surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and others.
- Implement palliative care,
- These steps should be synergized with the doctor for treatment of a cancer treatment that appears symptomatically. This step aims, including reduction of pain, reduce nausea and so forth.
- Family support for cancer patients and survivors.
- Moral support will strengthen the mental patient’s orientation toward healing.
- Including observation and research developments,
- This step is performed by patients and doctors by looking at the development that is present in the patient. Meanwhile, a doctor as health worker should also be steeped in knowledge about cancer by participating in research and seminars.
- The cancer itself throughout the World has become the scourge of the health issues that increase latency. Inevitably this is caused by an unhealthy lifestyle culture that underestimates the health aspect.
- From the data quoted from the Global Cancer Burden (Globocan, 2012) estimate the incidence of cancer that occurs in some developing countries amounted to 134 per 100,000 population. This estimate is not much different from the 2013 where research results get cancer prevalence in developing countries was 1.4 per 1000 population.
Most cancer cases in Developing Countries:
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Colon cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Heart cancer
Chairman of the Health Chamber of Commerce, doctor Jones Stewart, conveys so many patients who come see the doctor already had cancer in upper middle (severe) stage.
“Cancer is closely related to lifestyle, although growing elderly greater the potential of getting cancer,” he said in the sidelines of Medical Oncology Forum 2015 in New York.
“Through the management of cancer therapy as a whole, we can prevent cancer in developing countries,” said Jones. “Medical Oncology Forum is a good education means to the doctors who deal with cancer therapy.”
Medical Oncology Forum has organized the event for the second time. The forum itself was attended by 300 doctors from within the country and abroad, especially coming from countries in North America by presenting speakers who have expertise and experience in the management of cancer therapy.