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Cancer Supportive & Survivorship Care
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educational information to complement surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, immunotherapy and improve suvivorship.
People who are happy have a better health situation as they are willing to fight for their life and a stronger will to live. Those with depression will give up earlier, feel a diagnosis of heart disease or cancer etc is a death sentence and unless they have support often can will themselves to death and just give up. Thus a depressed person is more negative, may lose their supportive family and friends and all these and others (pain, suffering etc) will hurt their will to live and may even lead to severe mental problems or suicide.
Fear of death or the end of life is often a trigger to depressive thoughts. Cancer is a total body experience as well as a personal experience as it affects one's life and requires many compromises. For younger people there is a threat that they will not complete their lives. Their future is uncertain, while those who are older often feel that they have completed their lives.
The biological causes from the hormone changes, cortisone changes and the effects of chemotherapy drugs can promote body chemical changes. These can lead to depression such as in women going through menopause or when on hormonal therapy - tamoxifen, for example. Using supportive care treatments such as nutrition, exercise, yoga, qigong, healing imagery, acupuncture, pain control can help. Exercise helps by increasing your endorphines (your own morphines) which help via chemical support.
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