Finding out that you might have cancer could be a huge shock not just for you but also for your family. The uncertainty surrounding the fact that you might be suffering from a deadly disease, despite your best efforts, could force you to experience emotions such as denial, anger, anxiety and even fear.
The feelings you and your family experience are all normal and understandable. While it would take you time to understand and deal with your feelings, it is essential that you also take action to understand exactly what disease you are suffering from. It is important that you undergo proper diagnosis to find out if you are indeed suffering from cancer, and if you are, then what the nature of the disease is. The right diagnosis will allow you to identify your prognosis and the best treatment options available to you. This will help you manage the treatment process better.
The TREAT cancer section provides you information about the following:
- Diagnose cancer – Identifying whether or not an individual is suffering from cancer - This section provides an understanding of the process and the various methods used to identify the existence of cancer in the body
- Treat cancer – Understanding various options available to help cure and/or manage cancer - This section provides an overview of the different treatment options and the process by which treatment is given.
- Manage treatment – Understanding how to manage the emotional and physical aspects of cancer treatment for both you and your family - This section also covers the aspects of life management after the treatment process.
It is important that you understand the diagnosis and treatment process you will undergo. Your doctor is not solely responsible for these as you too have an important role to play. By learning about the disease and its treatment you might be able to make a valuable contribution to your treatment process. You might also feel you have gained some control over what is happening to you and your body.