Apollo Cancer Centre, Plot no, 251, Sainik School Rd, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Why Counseling Is Important For Patient?

Most times, patients battling with cancer tend to experience anxiety and depression, which is caused chiefly by a decrease in the quality of life and the effect of radiation therapy. At this point, proper counselling comes to play from the oncologist handling the patients. The benefit of psychological interventions in patients living with cancer can be significant, and the importance cannot be overemphasized. Primarily, radiotherapy patients sometimes experience some impacts of the treatment, which is commonly physical effects. Examples of this effect can be pain, stressed skin etc.

Aside from the physical effects, there is some emotional stress associated with radiotherapy treatment, and doctors must counsel the patients on what to do to avoid depression and anxiety. Indeed, several studies and experiences gathered by the oncologist have revealed, there could be problems of depression and anxiety in patients undergoing RT.

In fact, these prevalent problems can affect the treatment and somewhat affect the prolonged hospital time of the patients if care is not taken. But, on the other hand, the positive effect of professional support can help patients feel more relaxed and reduce the burden associated with cancer treatment.

The Provision of 24X7 Counseling Support To The Patient

Support offered by the oncologist is quite an important one as you would receive first-hand information on how well you can take care of your health and much more. However, it could be very challenging for medical radiation professionals to provide supports to the patients at some point. Well-trained doctors who know the importance of ultimate support given to the patients undergoing radiotherapy gives their best to assist patients at all costs. Typically patients are always anxious and nervous about the effect of what the radiation therapy might cause on their body, possibly due to their experience with chemotherapy. Proper preparation of patients by the medical teams and continuous support during and counselling would help ease the possibility of anxiety and depression.

Supporting The Family During And After The Treatment.

The support provided by radiation therapists mainly reduces the patients' anxiety and consequently improves the well-being of patients. More so, the experienced counsel offered to the family members of the patients would help them understand what is best to do after treatment sessions. Patients should be made comfortable at all costs, and family members should spend time with the patients daily while building a relationship with them which would help improve the quality of life and reduce the anxiety level.

Contact Us

Apollo Cancer Centre,
Plot No, 251, Sainik School Rd,
Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Kishore Diagnostics,
Cuttack - 753003

Apollo Clinic,

+91 90199 60007