Care after Cancer Surgery

After surgery, cancer patients need to know postoperative knowledge to help to restore health. Only under the circumstance of better processing related issues, patients shall be able to obtain smoother recovery. No matter how, you and your family need to know how to carry out overall postoperative care.

General postoperative care

Observation- the important care activity

Observation is a very important care for accurately grasping the disease progression or change, and also the premise of effectively carrying out a variety of treatments and activities. It is throughout all entire care activities.

Different patients have different conditions which include preoperative, intranperative and postoperative conditions, especially the postoperative conditions differ in thousands ways, therefore, only through constant and careful observation and obtaining various feedback information of patients, timely and correct treatment or care shall be able to be given. The nurses and doctors mainly observe indicators measuring the body's physical and mental health, that is, temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure. It is worth mentioning here that except for these critical patients or other patients who need surgical intensive care of 24-hour full observation, the most frequently accompanied and attended persons for patients are the family members or relatives, which plays a very important role in the patient's rehabilitation.

Get up for a little walking after surgery

At first, moving the body seems to be impossible. Slowly, physical activity would bring you benefits, but it shall be carried out step by step. After surgery, the physical therapist will help you to adjust the breath and exercise the legs.

Usually nurses will encourage you to get up from the bed to sit at a chair one to two days after surgery. Although the body is still attached to a variety of tubes and bottles, but the nurses will help you get this done. For the next few days, these tubes or bottles will gradually be pulled out, so walking around would become relatively easier, and at that time you will feel that your body begins to restore.

Diets after surgery

When you cannot eat, doctor will use intravenous nutrition to supplement body fluids and nutrition. After that, you can start from water-drinking to gradually resume food intake. After food intake becomes normal, you shall reinforce the ingestion of high-protein or high-fiber foods. High-protein foods are like milk, eggs, fish, meat, poultry, soy products; high fiber foods are like animal’s liver, carrots, tomatoes, lemon, fruit, etc., especially the foods with anti-cancer effects such as carrots, mushrooms, edible tree fungus, beans, ergot, day lily, asparagus, turtle, etc.

After surgery, due to the weakness of the body and with the premise of reasonable diets, you also can choose cooperative traditional Chinese medicines care to speed up the recovery of the body. Well followed the following instructions can effectively enhance the body’s immunity and prevent recurrence of cancer: proper choose of traditional Chinese medicines treatment; follow the doctor's suggestions as much as possible; choose Chinese medicine with better analgesic anti-inflammatory effects; enhance the optimum absorption rate of the human body.

*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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