As one kind of malignant tumors, Pancreatic cancer poses a threat to people's lives. Once being diagnosed as pancreatic cancer, cancer cells spread easily in short period, so treatment should be taken as early as possible. Nursing of pancreatic cancer patients also plays a critical role in his prognosis and recuperation. Here’re some tips for nursing of pancreatic cancer patient.
Pancreatic patents generally suffer weight loss and overall weakness. So nutrition needs to be strengthened to improve the physical status of patients and reduce postoperative complications. Pancreatic patients should intake more nutritious foods, if necessary, through nasal feeding or intravenous injection. Patients with obvious jaundice need to be given vitamin K1 to improve blood coagulation.
Diabetes may also lead to pancreatic cancer and it’s likely to occur after treatment of pancreatic cancer. Performing early monitoring of blood sugar, urine sugar, ketone body to control secondary diabetes. Common sense of care for pancreatic cancer should be well informed, recording urine volume and specific gravity and taking insulin as directed by your doctor.
Mastering knowledge about nursing
Suffering from pancreatic cancer, patients and family members need to master knowledge about nursing of pancreatic cancer and create an environment favorable to patient's recovery. Proper diet and nursing are a great help for patients’ recuperation.
Cancer experts of St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou also suggest patient have a positive attitude towards treatment. Good mental state often helps patient yield better efficacy.
*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.