My Trips to the Hospital

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My Trips to the Hospital

Hi, I'm Cari. When I was a teenager, my best friend Claire's mom got cancer. I started offering to take Deb (the mom) to the hospital for her treatments to help give the family a break. They had all been in and out of the hospital so much, and since I'm basically family to them, it was nice to support Deb and Claire. Not to mention, I was able to learn a lot about different medical topics just be listening and watching while waiting in the hospital. It was fascinating. To everyone's joy, after a long and hard two years, Deb finally beat cancer! I decided to start this blog as a memorial to all those who have struggled with health problems and as a resource to for anyone who needs to know more about hospitals and treatments.


Advice For Women Dealing With Breast Cancer Treatment

One of the more common forms of cancer for women is breast cancer. If you ever get diagnosed with it, you don't have to lose hope. You just need to talk about treatment options with a relevant specialist. You'll have an easier time dealing with these treatments if you take these actions.

Find a Doctor That Works at a Cancer Center

An important part of dealing with breast cancer at every stage is selecting a specialist in the beginning. They'll have important responsibilities like testing your immune system and recommending treatments that are viable. You can feel better about the physician you end up choosing to work with when they work at a cancer support center regularly.

This shows they deal with breast cancer on a regular basis and thus have ample experience to give competent advice on it. Then when treatment is recommended or you're asked to adjust your lifestyle, you can trust this specialist because they're actively involved in cancer research and treatment. 

Keep Treatment Options Open in the Beginning

When you first get diagnosed with breast cancer, you don't want to focus on any one particular treatment whether it's chemotherapy or hormone therapy. Rather, you want to keep your options open because there may be a couple of paths you can take.

You just need to talk to your specialist and see what treatments they think can help you find the most success. They'll base their opinion on your stage of cancer and other medical factors. Once you get a professional recommendation, you can start focusing on a specific breast cancer treatment in particular.

Focus on Improving Bone Health

One of the more common side-effects of breast cancer is a loss in bone mass. That makes your body more susceptible to damage, even when performing simple tasks. For this reason, part of your treatment to breast cancer should be to improve bone health any way you can.

Maybe it's taking supplements on a regular basis, exercising certain parts of your body, or adjusting your diet. Your cancer specialist can tell you exactly what to do for improving bone health when dealing with breast cancer.

A lot of women today have to deal with breast cancer. If you received news that you have this form of cancer, the best thing you can do is look into viable treatment options as quickly as possible. Then you can recover and still live a happy life.