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How Cancer Patients Can Care for Themselves During the Coronavirus Outbreak

How Cancer Patients Can Care for Themselves During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Panic, a pandemic, and general pandemonium have all lately been sweeping the world. But for a cancer patient or caregiver, your world was already being rocked daily—Coronavirus is just the icing on the proverbial cake.  It’s a concerning development for everyone, but especially for those at high-risk.

I’ve found that a lot of articles on this topic have the same few tips of washing your hands and such— not much more. The question begs to be asked: what are the other ways a cancer patient can stay safe during the COVID-19 outbreak? Well, I’ll try my best to answer that in this blog.

I think it’s important that say that I, nor anyone at Canplan is a medical professional. We’re just people who did some research and would like to present that research to you in a digestible and helpful way.

So, here is: How Cancer Patients Can Care for Themselves During the Coronavirus outbreak.

How to Plan for Cancer as a Cancer Caregiver

How to Plan for Cancer as a Cancer Caregiver
With a plan, you can bring a real punch to this fight, too. Whether it’s through CanPlan or not, you should have something in place to balance your loved one’s well- being and various appointments—as well as your mental health. Never forget to look out for yourself in the midst of all the craziness that will ensue, and remember to take notice and appreciate the little joys that life does bring to you every day. 

Role of Diet in Colon Cancer

Role of Diet in Colon Cancer

Poor diet increases the risk of several types of cancer, but most commonly that of the colon. Colon cancer occurs when tumours form in the lining of the large intestine and it is most commonly seen in men and women beyond the age of 50 years. Diet has been found to have an important role in the development of colon cancer. Since colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer – related deaths all over the world, it is important to understand the role of the diet so that the risk of mortality can be reduced. It has been found that a diet rich in red meats or processed meats increases the risk of colorectal cancer by up to 18 %. While meat has been found to have a causative role, certain food items like fresh fruits and vegetables have a protective role, and thus help to lower your risk of colon cancer.