Autumn health preserving and nursing for lung cancer patients

Lung cancer brings great damage to us and takes rather long time to treat. Proper nursing is a big help to treatment, for it can reduce patient’s painfulness and improve their life quality. Therefore, we should pay attention to daily nursing work. What are the health preserving and nursing for lung cancer patients in autumn?

Lung cancer care

1. Daily living

Lung cancer patients should establish a good life habit, for example, keep early hours and do more exercise. Moreover, be careful with temperature drop between day and night to avoid catching cold

2. Dietary habit

Diet for lung cancer patients should mainly consist of light, diversified and digestible food. Moreover, lung cancer patients should drink more boiled water, weak tea and soybean milk, and eat more radish, lotus seeds, date, potato and banana, which can moisten the lung, engender fluid, and nourish yin, as well as clear dryness.

3. Maintain good spirit and positive emotion.

Experts from Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou suggest that cancer patients should maintain positive attitude and rich their spiritual life by establishing some hobbies, such as drawing, handwriting, feeding birds, admire flowers, play cards and chess, etc.

4. Proper sports and exercise

Lung cancer patients can practice some sports according to their individual condition, interest and hobbies, such as walking, jogging, shadowboxing, swimming, etc. to improve their adaptability to the autumn temperature and resistibility to the cancer. But tiredness should be avoided.

5. Actively treat other complications.

As lung cancer patients usually are weak, they are often attacked by other complications, such as upper respiratory tract infection, pneumonia, enteritis, diabetes, cardiac-cerebral vascular disease, etc. Patients should actively treat these complications during the rehabilitation to avoid worsening of their condition.

*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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