Postoperative Nursing for Patients with Ovarian Cancer

Surgery will lead certain side effect to patient’s mental and physical condition. Therefore proper nursing after surgery is very important to ovarian cancer patients for it can improve immunity and enhance treatment effect. Then how to conduct nursing?

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Diet nursing

Diet nursing is essential to postoperative patients with ovarian cancer. Body weakness, loss of appetite, insufficient nutrition and organism dysfunction are common clinical symptoms after surgery. Therefore, patient need to supplement proper nutrition and calory, for instance taking foods that contain high protein and vitamins, and protect stomach, improving appetite. Asides from milk, eggs, patients usually can eat more fresh vegetables and fruits, supplement protein and multiple vitamins, and avoid eating sow meat. Ovarian cancer patients should pay attention to maintenance of the body, eating more foods that good for liver and kidney, for example: pomegranate, loquat fruit, figs, bananas, Lemon, longan , grapes, walnut , mulberry, black sesame , black fungus, rice, yam powder, lotus root, water chestnuts, green beans , pepper , carp, crucian carp, etc.

Life care

1, pay attention to have normal living, maintaining comfortable living environment; do proper exercise but avoid over fatigue; patients especially under long term treatment should have enough rest and maintain strength; take proper clothes according to whether; avoid bacterial infection and virus infection and so on.

2, proper amount of sexual life is good for health while extravagant is harmful. Note that sexual life is forbidden after ovarian surgery and it can begin after physical state recovered. In addition, late stage cancer patients should avoid having sex.

Mental nursing

A healthy mental state and optimism can conduce to normal endocrine regulation thus improve the treatment effect for ovarian cancer patients. Practice has proved that patients with optimism confidence and active cooperation with doctor will have better treatment effect than those with pessimism. Correcting pessimistic disappointed and negative mental state and promoting confidence of fighting against disease can achieve good therapeutic effect.

*Surgery, in addition to the appropriate chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective in treating early cancer, but certain patients in late stage of cancer may not be tolerate surgery well as they can be relatively weak. A combination of carefully planned minimally invasive therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can effectively reduce the side effects and discomfort of treatment and may help patient get better efficacy.

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