November is Lung Cancer awareness month; to encourage visiting a doctor in case you or someone you know is at risk. Anger and Blame are two risks for current/future caregivers of lung cancer victims. Quitting smoking is an emotional and physical process! To know more about symptoms, risk factors, screening and treatment… Read More – http://cancerindia.org.in/lung-cancer/
Quitting smoking is an emotional and physical process. Smoking is used as an escape from negative feelings. Withdrawal from smoking causes mood changes that can be psychological and neurobiological.
Psychotherapy, lifestyle changes and pharmacology are ways of managing these mood changes. To read more, visit- https://healthengine.com.au/info/quitting-smoking-managing-the-associated-mood-changes
Nicotine in tobacco causes physical dependence & quitting leads to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) provides nicotine in the form of gum, patches, sprays, etc. – without the other harmful chemicals. NRT helps reduce physical dependence so that one can focus on the psychological aspects of quitting.
To read more about NRT, how it works, types of NRT, etc. Visit- https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/guide-quitting-smoking/nicotine-replacement-therapy.html
Lung cancer in non-smokers is more common than we realize, about 10% to 15% of sufferers are non-smokers.
The type and causes of lung cancer in non-smokers are different from that of smokers at a genetic, cellular and molecular level. To read more about the types, causes, biology and prevention of lung cancer in non-smokers, visit-https://www.verywellhealth.com/lung-cancer-in-non-smokers-2249398
Caregivers of lung cancer patients also opt for home & homoeopathic options which won’t cure but may help relieve some of the symptoms and side effects of treatment. Do discuss all complementary therapies with your doctor to ensure safety. To read more about how complementary therapies benefit patients, visit- https://www.healthline.com/health/lung-cancer#home-remedies
Lung cancer, usually goes unnoticed till a much later stage before diagnosis. It’s a life shattering moment. Society attaches stigma and judgment while patients have to face blame and guilt as it is often associated with smoking by choice. Caregivers can learn to be more compassionate to themselves and have empathy for with a loved one with lung cancer. Click here to know more
Caregiving is an important but overwhelming role. It is necessary that the caregiver recognizes and accepts help. Your loved one needs and trusts a caregiver to provide care and support, however, this can bring enormous levels of stress in YOUR life. To read more about how to care for your patient as well as yourself, visit- https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/living-well-with-lung-cancer/tips-for-caregivers/
It is critical for a primary caregiver to know about the various professionals who comprise the ideal “care team” for a lung cancer patient. These help the patient-caregiver duo deal with different aspects like psychological, financial and physical. Read more about the different professionals that help during the journey at http://blog.caregiversaathi.co.in/getting-the-right-team-to-manage-lung-cancer-better/
Men smokers are significantly more than women, though that’s changing. Globally, the incidence of lung cancer among women especially non – smokers is rapidly increasing. For women, secondhand smoke, gender-based roles, air pollution etc could lead to lung cancer. Understand what makes women more susceptible to lung cancer and how a false sense of safety can be dangerous, by reading below: