Cancer is a type of disease in which the abnormal cells in certain parts of your body grow at an uncontrolled pace. This leads to a malignant tumour, which can then spread to other parts of the body as the condition progresses.

Tumours that are cancerous, or malignant, spread into other tissues in the nearby areas. Also, as the condition spreads, some of the cancerous cells can break off from the original area and move to other parts of the body through the blood stream or the lymph system.

When this happens, it can result in new cancerous tumours in those areas. Even if a malignant tumour is removed via surgery, it can sometimes come back again.

Some tumours can also be malignant. This means that they will not spread to other tissues in the area. Also, when they are removed by surgery, in most cases they do not reappear again. However, while most benign tumours are not life threatening, benign tumours in the brain can be fatal.

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Lung Cancer

The type of cancer in which the healthy cells of the lung start changing and growing out of control.

Bladder Cancer

The type of cancer that affects your bladder. It happens when the healthy cells in the lining of the bladder start changing their form and growing out of control, creating a tumour.

Breast Cancer

The type of cancer in which the healthy cells of the breast start changing and growing out of control. It can spread when the cancerous growth moves to other parts of the body via the blood vessels or the lymph vessels. This process is referred to as metastasis. The most common areas where breast cancer can spread are under the arm, under the chest bone, over the collarbone or in the neck. Sometimes, breast cancer can also spread to other parts of the body such as the liver, lungs and bones.

Melanoma Or Skin Cancer

The type of cancer in which the healthy cells known as melanocytes, located in the deepest layer of the skin, start to change and grow out of control. In some cases, it can also develop from a mole you already had on your skin. This type of condition can develop in any part of your body, such as the head or the neck, the soles of your feet, palms, genitalia, and even in the skin under your nails. This is one of the most serious types of cancer.

Leukemia (ALL)

The type of cancer that affects the blood cells. Blood cells are formed inside the bone marrow. In leukemia, the blood cells do not work as they are supposed to, and push out the healthy blood cells from the bone marrow. It is most common in children who are lesser than 15 years of age, or adults over the age of 55.

Colorectal Cancer

The type of cancer in which the healthy cells in the lining of your colon, or rectum, start changing and growing out of control. In most cases, it takes years for this type of cancer to develop, and often, environmental as well as genetic factors can affect the same.

Kidney Cancer

The type of cancer in which the healthy cells of one or both of your kidneys start changing and growing out of control. These then form a tumour that is known as a renal cortical tumour.

Lymphoma

It is the type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system consists of the spleen, tonsils, bone marrow and thymus. As lymphatic tissues are present in almost all parts of the body, this type of cancer can develop anywhere and spread to any organ.

Uterine Cancer

The type of cancer in which the healthy cells in the uterus start changing and growing out of control. It affects a woman’s reproductive system.

Oral Cancer

The type of cancer in which the healthy cells in the oral cavity start changing and growing out of control. It affects mainly the gums, the tongue, tonsils or floor of the mouth.

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    Lung Cancer

    The type of cancer in which the healthy cells of the lung start changing and growing out of control.

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    Bladder Cancer

    The type of cancer that affects your bladder. It happens when the healthy cells in the lining of the bladder start changing their form and growing out of control, creating a tumour.

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    Breast Cancer

    The type of cancer in which the healthy cells of the breast start changing and growing out of control. It can spread when the cancerous growth moves to other parts of the body via the blood vessels or the lymph vessels. This process is referred to as metastasis. The most common areas where breast cancer can spread are under the arm, under the chest bone, over the collarbone or in the neck. Sometimes, breast cancer can also spread to other parts of the body such as the liver, lungs and bones.

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    Melanoma or Skin Cancer

    The type of cancer in which the healthy cells known as melanocytes, located in the deepest layer of the skin, start to change and grow out of control. In some cases, it can also develop from a mole you already had on your skin. This type of condition can develop in any part of your body, such as the head or the neck, the soles of your feet, palms, genitalia, and even in the skin under your nails. This is one of the most serious types of cancer.

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    Leukemia (ALL)

    The type of cancer that affects the blood cells. Blood cells are formed inside the bone marrow. In leukemia, the blood cells do not work as they are supposed to, and push out the healthy blood cells from the bone marrow. It is most common in children who are lesser than 15 years of age, or adults over the age of 55.

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    Colorectal Cancer

    The type of cancer in which the healthy cells in the lining of your colon, or rectum, start changing and growing out of control. In most cases, it takes years for this type of cancer to develop, and often, environmental as well as genetic factors can affect the same.

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    Kidney Cancer

    The type of cancer in which the healthy cells of one or both of your kidneys start changing and growing out of control. These then form a tumour that is known as a renal cortical tumour.

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    Lymphoma Cancer

    It is the type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system consists of the spleen, tonsils, bone marrow and thymus. As lymphatic tissues are present in almost all parts of the body, this type of cancer can develop anywhere and spread to any organ.

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    Uterine Cancer

    The type of cancer in which the healthy cells in the uterus start changing and growing out of control. It affects a woman’s reproductive system.

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    Oral Cancer

    The type of cancer in which the healthy cells in the oral cavity start changing and growing out of control. It affects mainly the gums, the tongue, tonsils or floor of the mouth.

A positive diagnosis of cancer can be a tough time for your loved one as well as for you. While it is true that the best love and support can always come from family members, involving professional care also has its very important benefits in dealing with cancer. This is where oncology nursing at home can help your loved one.

Not getting the right amount of care, attention and respect from medical caregivers can often have a lasting effect on cancer patients. However, receiving the same at home through a professional caregiver can bring about various positive changes.

Benefits Of Care24 Home Care For Cancer Patients

  1. A trained and experienced nurse will come home and take care of your loved one in an environment that the person is comfortable in.
  2. Family members will have constant access to the treatment and care that is being done at home.
  3. The nurse will monitor your loved one round the clock and will give live updates to the medical team or family members, as required.
  4. Your loved one will be able to continue with daily tasks and routine, to the best of capacity, while being in comfortable and familiar surroundings.
  5. In most cases, the trained nurse can also assist in physiotherapy and other exercise routines that will help your loved one recover faster.
  6. Having a professional caregiver will provide you with help and assistance and some much-needed rest in between caring and worrying for your loved one.

Here are some of the different types of trained professionals from Care24 who can help care for your loved one at home:

General Physician (GP)

Also known as the regular family doctor, a GP can look after the overall care that your loved one is getting at home. The GP can help organize for nurses and other professionals to come home and care, as well as offer you immediate advice on further steps to be taken in case of an emergency.

Nurse Service

A nurse can come for regular visits and help with various nursing care, including administering medication, helping with dressing, checking and advising about nutrition and exercise and more. A nurse can also explain in detail how you can also look after your loved one at home on a daily basis, in the absence of a nurse or caregiver.

Continence Adviser

In many instances, your loved one may have trouble in controlling bowel movements which can often lead to inconvenience and embarrassment, and also become difficult for family members to manage. A continence adviser will be able to assist with the same and also advise about what methods or equipment can help to take care of the condition.

Occupational Therapist (OT)

An occupational therapist is a trained professional who will help you set up the home in such a way that it becomes easy and safe for your loved one to live in. An OT will also suggest ways that will make everyday activities easier for your loved one, as well as for the family members. In many cases, an OT will be able to guide you on various medical aids and accessories that can assist in day to day routine for the patient, such as bathing, eating, mobility and such.

Private Nurses

This is one of the most immediate care options, where a private nurse will be with your loved one at all times in the home.

While you may be spending a good amount of time with a loved one who has cancer, professional care at home can make a world of difference.

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