Patients ask: What should I do after cancer treatment?
Answer: During the process of diagnosis and treatment you will be monitored by your doctor, who is responsible for your health. He/she will also carefully monitor your condition after the treatment finishes. Depending on the results and response to therapy, he/she will give you a plan for monitoring your condition.
What is most important in the overall plan for monitoring your condition is to identify and register all the conditions that could be a potential risk factor for recurrence of the disease. Identification and handling the long-term side effects of treatment is important. Your doctor will prepare you guidelines for life after cancer, with included tips for healthy lifestyle, healthy food, exercises and how to quit smoking. The program for regular preventive and control checkups is inevitable. Acibadem Sistina Hospital offers a program for support of cancer patients. Despite the advices and recommendations by an oncologist, we offer you a plan for complete psychological support and advices for surpassing the previous period and dealing with life challenges. You will also be advised by a nutritionist-dietitian, who will give you expert advice on the foods you eat.
The multidisciplinary approach in implementing the plan for monitoring your condition after the cancer treatment is essential. It provides professional support by specialists from different fields, in order to improve the quality of life and minimize the chances of a possible relapse of the disease.