Re-evaluation, rethinking, reformulation, and resizing of fatalism in cancer
The fatalism associated with cancer diagnostic
Each of us has had personal experiences of somebody being diagnosed with cancer, a loved one, family, friends, or just people we know.
Every time the feeling is the same, of horror and fatality.
This feeling is mainly due to the fact that cancer has been known since ancient times, but successful treatments in the treatment and control of this type of disease appeared much later. The fatalism associated with cancer is likely to last for millennia.
What is cancer?
Cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled cell development, in terms of numbers, maturity, and cell life.
The human body is made up of trillions of cells, different depending on the organs that make up the human body.
Cancer can be found in any organ, and that is why many types of cancer are known depending on the cells they affect.
The needs to change the perception in society in connection with this diagnosis.
The perception of horror and fatality is harmful and action is needed to be eliminated in time. The negativity generated for the patient and his family is a factor in slowing down the successful healing or control of the disease.
There is also a feeling of society’s repulsion towards these patients, and this isolates them and makes it difficult for them to bear the symptoms of the disease and the side effects of the treatments.
Some patients may give up treatment for these reasons, or isolate themselves.
This perception makes the patient less confident in the chances of healing. Confidence in treatments, the medical team, and their success is directly associated with the chances of recovery.
Medical advances in cancer treatment and control
During the past 250 years, we have witnessed many landmark discoveries in our efforts to make progress against cancer, an affliction known to humanity for thousands of years.
All this time, molecular and epidemiological research and clinical trials have resulted in multiple real-world findings that today help identify the causes of cancer, and innovative treatments that can eliminate or control it.
The survival rate is much higher. The treatments of symptomatology are also improved so the quality of life of the patients has greatly increased.
There are many types of cancer that, even if they cannot be eradicated, can be kept under control so the life expectancy of those diagnosed is similar to that of those without such a diagnosis.
All these aspects have not been sufficiently publicized and highlighted at the level of society, to change its perception of this diagnosis.
The need to re-evaluate, rethink and reformulate the way that data and results of scientific studies in cancer are published.
The results of scientific studies are now accessible to the general public through the media. These results are in fact mostly addressed to the medical world and only seek to publish results in this context
A patient who has recently been diagnosed with cancer will search online and find a wealth of information, mostly sober, cold, focused on certain parameters such as life expectancy, which begins at 5 years and continues at various other intervals. Has anyone ever wondered what the effect of such information is on a newly diagnosed person ???? I don’t think it will help him much in setting a good, positive psyche and increasing confidence in his body’s ability to heal.
First contact with this diagnostic and all the informative material handled to a patient should begin with:
1. Information on the progress of science in the field of cancer treatment and prevention, which continues and produces results.
2. Highlighting the fact that this diagnosis must be treated in the same way as any diagnosis of acute or chronic disease, as the case may be, and that there are solutions for it.
3. Each organism is built differently and responds differently to treatments and each person’s chance to heal depends largely on the psychological setting in the sense that this is possible.
4. There is a normal life even after a cancer diagnosis