The cancer is no more a mysterious disease, especially in Pakistan and the country of Punjab has long had a problem with cancer. However, some cancer patients in Pakistan faced difficulties in accessing medical treatment owing to lack of awareness on the part of the government and private hospitals. The most affected of cancer in Pakistan is lung cancer. In fact, it is one of the deadliest forms of cancer with around 5000 cancer patients being diagnosed annually in Pakistan. Most of these cancer patients do not receive necessary medical treatment due to lack of awareness and many also die without ever receiving the required medical attention.
Cancer has become a highly fatal disease nowadays and the treatment and cure for cancer is very difficult because the cancer cells develop very quickly. The lack of experience, expertise and proper infrastructure at cancer treatment institutions leaves cancer patients in the hands of other doctors and nurses who are not trained and certified to handle such cases. Lack of experience in cancer care also leaves cancer patients vulnerable to all sorts of deceitful and criminal elements. This is why every effort should be made to educate people on cancer and fight cancer with all possible resources available.
Cancer is a dreaded disease and its consequences leave behind a lot of pain and suffering for the cancer patients. These effects can affect the entire family of the patient. One can fight cancer naturally, using natural remedies and therapies like yoga and acupuncture. Natural cancer treatment does not use harsh drugs and medications. These medicines and drugs can cause side effects, worsen the situation and make it harder to survive. Hence cancer hospital is necessary to make sure that cancer patients receive the best treatment and care possible.
Chemotherapy this is one of the most effective treatments that can treat cancer. Chemotherapy also known as ‘therapy’ helps to remove cancerous cells present in the body. The chemotherapy treatments can be administered by oral or intravenous means. The dosage of the medicine might change according to the type of cancer you have.
Palliative Care this treatment focuses on relieving the pain and discomfort caused by cancer. The focus is to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and minimize any further damage caused to the cancerous tissues. The Palliative care approach is based on the philosophy that the physical illness of a patient can cause incurable emotional problems. The treatment plan of Palliative care improves the quality of life of the patient, relieves pain and helps in minimizing future suffering.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) – this therapy includes the use of herbal medications, dietary changes, and various other methods. This therapy offers hope to cancer patients, as it helps them fight against cancer by using alternative medicine techniques. The main aim of CAM is to strengthen the body and soul of the cancer patient. The different forms of CAM include acupuncture, herbs, meditation, hydrotherapy, hypnosis, naturopathy, physical therapies, vitamin and mineral therapy, and relaxation techniques. Some of the common CAM include: Chinese Medicine, Holistic Therapy, naturopathy, Reiki, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Cancer treatment at the Hospital clinic also offers treatment plans for radiation therapy, clinical trials, chemotherapy, and palliative care. The treatment offered by the Hospital cancer hospital includes clinical trials, which helps the doctors in determining the type of cancer cells that a patient has in his body and thus helps in prescribing the right type of treatment. The clinical trials usually last for about two weeks and involve different types of tests like bone scans, blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and bone marrow testing. Palliative care is also offered under the supervision of medical experts to help the cancer patients live with their cancer even though they are incurable.