Lung Cancer
Nursing

Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations, including nursing care for Lung Cancer.

  • Giving medicines on time.
  • Feeding and bathroom assistance.
  • Caring and dressing wounds.
  • Fixing a diet plan.

Lung Cancer Nursing

Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations, including nursing care for Lung Cancer.

  • Giving medicines on time.
  • Feeding and bathroom assistance.
  • Caring and dressing wounds.
  • Fixing a diet plan.

Lung cancer Nursing Service

A Nursing Care Plan for Lung Cancer

 

Lung cancer can be defined as the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs. The abnormal cells do not function like that of normal lung cells and thus do not develop into healthy lung tissue. As they grow, the abnormal cells tend to form tumors and interfere with the proper functioning of the lung, which is to provide oxygen to the entire body via the blood.

The cells in the body are made up of genetic material called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Every time a mother cell undergoes cell division and splits into two daughter cells, the DNA is exactly duplicated. These new cells are identical to their mother cells. This is the method by which the body continually repairs itself and grows. New cells are born which replaces old cells.

 

Cancer occurs due to an error, or mutation, in a genetic combination of a cell. DNA mutations can be caused by many factors, mostly it is due to the normal aging process, and other times it can be due to environmental factors, such as smoking tobacco, breathing asbestos,  being exposed to radon gas. These factors that can lead to cancer are also known as carcinogens.

 

Primary lung cancer takes its form in the lungs itself.  Sometimes, people have cancer that travels from another part of the body or metastasize to the lungs. This type of cancer is known as secondary lung cancer as the lungs are a secondary site in comparison to the original or primary location of cancer. Like, for example, say breast cancer cells which travel to the lung are not lung cancer but is metastatic breast cancer, and will require the treatment as is given for breast cancer and not lung cancer.

The early stages of lung cancer do not specifically show any symptoms. It generally shows signs of its occurrence in the later stages when it is more developed.

 

Signs and symptoms of lung cancer may include:

A cough that does not go away, also cough laid in with blood even in small amounts, running short of breath, chest pain, and etcetera.

Lung cancer can be categorized into two types based on the appearance of the cells under a microscope.

The two types of lung cancer include-

 

  1. Small cell lung cancer – Small cell lung cancer is found mostly in heavy smokers and is not as common as non-small cell lung cancer.
  2. Non-small cell lung cancer – Non-small cell lung cancer is a term used to describe several types of lung cancers that behave in a similar way. This contains a proportion of the cell lung cancers types is mainly in the form of squamous cell carcinoma, large cell carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma.

Smoking tobacco- Smoking is the leading risk factor for lung cancer. About 80% of lung cancer deaths are the result of smoking. The risk for lung cancer amongsmokers is much more prevalent than among non-smokers. Passive smoking that is inhaling the smoke of others can also increase the risk of developing lung cancer.

 

1. Exposure to radon
Radon is a radioactive gas that results from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. Radon is considered to be the second leading cause of lung cancer and is the leading cause among non-smokers.

 

2. Exposure to asbestos
Working with asbestos (such as in mines, mills, textile plants, places where insulation is used, and shipyards) increases the risk of lung cancer several times. Lung cancer risk massive amongst workers exposed to asbestos and who also smoke.  Exposure to large amounts of asbestos offers a  greater risk of developing mesothelioma which is the type of cancer that develops in the pleura (the lining surrounding the lungs).

 

Other risk factors include

  • Exposure to other carcinogens ( agents that cause cancer) in the workplace
  • Radioactive mineral ores like uranium
  • Polluted Air
  • Drinking water containing arsenic

Surgery

This is an option when cancer hasn’t spread too far in the body and is the best method for removing lung cancer.

Radiofrequency Ablation

For have non-small cell lung cancer and surgery is not an option, this treatment may be an option.

Some other options include Radiation and Chemotherapy.

Helping the lung cancer patient or nursing care plan for a lung cancer patient

Physiotherapists visit the patient’s home to begin the nursing care plan for lung cancer. For those who book a consultation, a doctor will visit their home and diagnose the condition by reviewing the medical record. Nursing care for lung cancer at home or pacifying care begins once the reports and condition have been reviewed, and nurses for lung cancer care are appointed for verified periods to patients.

A Nursing Care Plan for Lung Cancer

Lung cancer can be defined as the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs. The abnormal cells do not function like that of normal lung cells and thus do not develop into healthy lung tissue. As they grow, the abnormal cells tend to form tumors and interfere with the proper functioning of the lung, which is to provide oxygen to the entire body via the blood.

The cells in the body are made up of genetic material called deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Every time a mother cell undergoes cell division and splits into two daughter cells, the DNA is exactly duplicated. These new cells are identical to their mother cells. This is the method by which the body continually repairs itself and grows. New cells are born which replaces old cells.

 

Cancer occurs due to an error, or mutation, in a genetic combination of a cell. DNA mutations can be caused by many factors, mostly it is due to the normal aging process, and other times it can be due to environmental factors, such as smoking tobacco, breathing asbestos,  being exposed to radon gas. These factors that can lead to cancer are also known as carcinogens.

 

Primary lung cancer takes its form in the lungs itself.  Sometimes, people have cancer that travels from another part of the body or metastasize to the lungs. This type of cancer is known as secondary lung cancer as the lungs are a secondary site in comparison to the original or primary location of cancer. Like, for example, say breast cancer cells which travel to the lung are not lung cancer but is metastatic breast cancer, and will require the treatment as is given for breast cancer and not lung cancer.

The early stages of lung cancer do not specifically show any symptoms. It generally shows signs of its occurrence in the later stages when it is more developed.

 

Signs and symptoms of lung cancer may include:

A cough that does not go away, also cough laid in with blood even in small amounts, running short of breath, chest pain, and etcetera.

Lung cancer can be categorized into two types based on the appearance of the cells under a microscope.

The two types of lung cancer include-

 

  1. Small cell lung cancer – Small cell lung cancer is found mostly in heavy smokers and is not as common as non-small cell lung cancer.
  2. Non-small cell lung cancer – Non-small cell lung cancer is a term used to describe several types of lung cancers that behave in a similar way. This contains a proportion of the cell lung cancers types is mainly in the form of squamous cell carcinoma, large cell carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma.
Smoking tobacco- Smoking is the leading risk factor for lung cancer. About 80% of lung cancer deaths are the result of smoking. The risk for lung cancer among smokers is much more prevalent than among non-smokers. Passive smoking that is inhaling the smoke of others can also increase the risk of developing lung cancer. 1. Exposure to radon Radon is a radioactive gas that results from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. Radon is considered to be the second leading cause of lung cancer and is the leading cause among non-smokers. 2. Exposure to asbestos Working with asbestos (such as in mines, mills, textile plants, places where insulation is used, and shipyards) increases the risk of lung cancer several times. Lung cancer risk massive amongst workers exposed to asbestos and who also smoke.  Exposure to large amounts of asbestos offers a  greater risk of developing mesothelioma which is the type of cancer that develops in the pleura (the lining surrounding the lungs). Other risk factors include
  • Exposure to other carcinogens ( agents that cause cancer) in the workplace
  • Radioactive mineral ores like uranium
  • Polluted Air
  • Drinking water containing arsenic

Surgery

This is an option when cancer hasn’t spread too far in the body and is the best method for removing lung cancer.

 

Radiofrequency Ablation

For have non-small cell lung cancer and surgery is not an option, this treatment may be an option.

Some other options include Radiation and Chemotherapy.

Helping the lung cancer patient or nursing care plan for a lung cancer patient

Physiotherapists visit the patient’s home to begin the nursing care plan for lung cancer. For those who book a consultation, a doctor will visit their home and diagnose the condition by reviewing the medical record. Nursing care for lung cancer at home or pacifying care begins once the reports and condition have been reviewed, and nurses for lung cancer care are appointed for verified periods to patients.

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  • review rating 4  Nurses and attendants provided by Caree24 are very good. In behavior and trust worthy. Thanks for their support

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  • review rating 1  worst service, they just talk as if they will send professional at our place, they give big promises at the time of starting their services, but when the attendant come at our place we realized that he was more delicate than our patient, the person whom they had sent got a small scratch in his finger and than the same day he said he wont come as he got injury, so the next day he dint turn up neither did care24 arrange for a replacement, after calling them for 4 times they said me sorry they couldn't arrange anyone today. they don not have the decency to even inform that they cannot arrange for a replacement.. please do not go for their services, its just the promises nothing to deliver

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  • review rating 1  Unqualified office staff, when you call to clarify something. Many times they don't understand the question. They are not trained well. The customer care staff needs an upgraded system, where notes are fed into the system. So you don't need someone else calling up and giving you the same info. The caretaker is not trained well. If they are looking after an elderly person, they should know that they have to be in the best of health to look after my mother. She ended not making a meal for my mother and my neighbour had to provide it. If the caretaker is not well she should have asked for a replacement asap and not waited. It is shocking, we have paid a huge amount of money for this service and I am absolutely unhappy. Please do not call for caretaker's from Care24. As long as they are getting their money. They care a damn!!! Worst service providers.

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    7/10/2019
  • review rating 2  My father had a hip bone surgery in January. I have been using Care24 services ever since. The attendants that cane were good in the beginning. However their services have become good to bad to worse to worst in the last 15 days. They changed the night attendant without informing me personally just 6 hours before the time. My father had just settled down with the last attendant and now they were sending a replacement tonight. To add to my frustration the guy didn’t turn up and did not answer the calls. When I called their call centre - they said they can’t help me at this hour. Well- I can’t help but call them CARELESS CARE24.

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  • review rating 1  If there was an option of negative stars then I would have choosen it. They offered me a package of₹ 5950/- for 10 days and after 2 days updated me on new package of ₹5700/- for 7 days without my consent. Even deposited my earlier cheque and then I had to follow up for the balance for about 10 days explaining my issue everyday to the new person on their helpline. They don't acknowledge emails too. Worst experience and definitely not recommended

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Frequently Asked questions

  • When recovering from an illness or surgery, you look forward to returning to your own home and recuperating in an environment where you are comfortable, relaxed and safe. This is made possible with our in-home nursing services.
  • Care needs of those who are advanced in age and are unable to take care of themselves can be an overwhelming task for the rest of the family members. This often leads to the thought that a nursing home/care home is the only practical option left.
  • Complex care needs might make one want to consider moving to a nursing home to recover under the watch of trained professionals. Our in-home nursing services can help you recover in the comfort of your own home.
    Our in-home nursing services will help smoothen-out the transition from Hospital to Home
  • Recovery in familiar surroundings, surrounded by family, is proven to be quicker
  • Our nurses take care of your complex needs while helping you maintain your independence, lifestyle and daily routine.
  • Home care nursing helps those advanced in age too; for them home is where all their memories are, where their children and grand-children live. It is the place they feel needed and loved.
    With our home care nursing services, you can provide the best care for your loved one in the family home, without making any extra demands of your family members.

Care24’s trained nurses provide high quality home care nursing services for hospital like care at home. Whether you are looking for simple support in doing everyday tasks when recovering or need complex care that can be daunting for family members to undertake. Our nurses are highly trained medical professionals capable of providing hospital-like care in the comfort of your own home.

Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations:

  • Taking medicines on time, monitoring blood pressure and other vitals, and fixing a diet plan
  • Oral and personal hygiene, feeding and bathroom assistance, or assistance with mobility
  • Caring and dressing wounds, handling IV infusions and other medical equipment, emptying catheter bags, colostomy bags and bed pans
  • Our nurses (females) or brothers (males) are highly qualified, experienced, and capable of providing hospital like nursing care in the comfort of your own home. All our Nurses go through a rigorous background check, a written exam and trained in all medical procedures that are listed below to ensure you get expert & professional in-home nursing services.
  • Our Nurses are medically qualified with BSc, GNM, or ANM degrees, and many years of experience with leading hospitals. Since each case is unique and may require specific skills, we also ensure that we identify and deploy which nurse will be best for your need.
  • Our nurses and brothers are discreet, and sensitive to the emotional and physical needs of the patient and other family members. Our Nurses are familiar with following a physician’s instructions when caring for a patient and empathic to offer encouragement and support to those who require our nursing care services.

You can fill a request form on our website or download our app and simply click a button to request a Nurse.

Provide us with medical details of the patient who needs nursing care, the tasks the nurse needs to do, the duration for which you need our in-home nursing services and your preferences of gender or language if any.

Our team will connect with you to confirm your requirement and send a nurse to take care of the patient. All our nurses are uniformed and carry identification to help you know that you are indeed letting a trained professional from Care24 into your home.