Monday, 31 October 2016
Monday, 24 October 2016
Friday, 21 October 2016
What is HPV?
HPV vaccine: Why get vaccinated?
Who should get this HPV vaccine and when?
Why is HPV vaccine recommended at 11 or 12 years of age?
Some people should not get HPV vaccine or should wait.
What are the risks from this vaccine?
Several mild to moderate problems are known to occur with this HPV
What if there is a serious reaction?
Monday, 17 October 2016
- Having to put plans on hold. You may feel like you are unable to look to the future. Making plans is difficult for many practical reasons. For instance, it may be hard to plan a family vacation when you may not know exactly when you will have treatment. You may not be able to commit to a lunch date because you cannot predict how you will be feeling. Some people feel unable to make any plans. One approach that works well for many people with cancer is to remain flexible and accept that plans may change.
- Fear about cancer treatments and their side effects. You may be apprehensive or even scared of the side effects of treatment, such as pain, nausea, or fatigue. Or, you may fear becoming dependent on others during cancer treatment or missing activities that you enjoy. Learn more about coping with the fear of treatment side effects.
- The treatment won’t work. No treatment works the same for every patient, even those with the same type of cancer. Some treatments are more effective for some people. Other treatments may work but cause side effects. Understanding what your treatment options are today and in the future may help you know what to expect next.
- The treatment will stop working. Many times, people continue to receive a cancer drug until it stops working. This is especially true for those with cancer that has spread or those with cancer that is controlled with drugs for a long time. It is scary to think the drug could stop working, even if you know there are other treatments you can take.
- The cancer will come back. A cancer recurrence is when the cancer returns after treatment. It is a top fear of many cancer survivors. If you worry about this, you may find yourself paying attention to every new symptom in the body. In turn, this too can increase your general level of anxiety. Learn more about coping with the fear of recurrence.
- Fear of dying or losing someone you love. Confronting the idea of dying can be difficult. Feeling fear is natural when you face the prospect of dying or losing someone you love. It’s normal to struggle with a fear of death. Yet, if these feelings become severe, talk with your health care team about resources to help you cope.
- Recognize there are situations you can control and those you can’t. As hard as it sounds, many people find it helpful to let go of those things that they can’t change and focus on their reaction to events.
- Talk with your health care team if your feelings of uncertainty are affecting your daily life. They can help you find the resources you need to feel better.
- Talk with a counselor or social worker at the hospital. They may recommend a support group in your area. A group may help you share with others who are going through a similar cancer experience. There are also support communities online.
- Talk with friends and family members. Tell them how you are feeling and how they can help.
- Learn as much as you can about cancer and its treatment. Having the right information can help you know what to expect.