Coping with Cancer - A Life Sentence?

DayToDay Team
July 22, 2021

Cancer is a word wrapped in stigma, sadness, and impending doom. The diagnosis of cancer in the human body often creates suffering for the person and their immediate family. Within seconds, life changes. Finding the correct treatment, arranging finances, and getting on with the prescribed treatment becomes the sole priority in life.

What pressures does cancer put on one?

The cycles of cancer treatment involve dealing with aches and pains, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, and much more. Experiencing this every day, after a while, can leave one feeling emotionally tired. One also feels financially worn out, mentally, and even spiritually drained.

Worry and fear may also begin to cast a shroud, leaving the person feeling isolated and lonely. Even with the most well-intentioned caregivers around, having to cope with the possibility of life and death by themselves is no easy feat.

What about cancer recovery? How does one cope?

Recovery is both an emotional and physical journey. Experiencing both good days and bad days is normal and part of the process. Our feelings and bodies go through a period of adjustment when we witness a change in our health.

It’s not possible to ignore any of the negative emotions that may arise during this time. However, research has shown that there are certain things we can do to better cope with these feelings to accelerate the healing process, both physically and mentally.

Along with ample rest, relaxation and mindfulness exercises can be helpful. Breathing exercises can help balance emotions, lessen stress and increase focus. Identifying and sticking to a routine one is comfortable with can also help build strength and speed up the recovery process.

Sharing thoughts and emotions with a professional mental health specialist, family member, friend or, a support group can provide a helpful avenue to alleviate the pain. Support groups on social platforms are known to relieve the suffering that naturally arises in the process.

The journey from diagnosis to treatment is like trekking up a steep mountain. With the heavy baggage of questions concerning life and death, the pace alone can become even slower. The journey, invariably, becomes tougher. At this time, the presence of a Sherpa can often create the difference between sustained feelings of helplessness or hopelessness.

Does DayToDay Health have a solution?

Through its unique model of service, DayToDay Health provides support in recovery through four key pillars. The pillars are coaching, content, context, and feedback. A multifunctional care team of care coaches, physiotherapists, psychologists, and nutritionists is available. The care team provides support to the patient and their family members.

The DayToDay app contains easy-to-read and understandable content related to medical conditions. Moreover, it has informative content that takes care of their emotional health needs. Finally, the most relevant stakeholders, doctors, are looped in at all times directly with their patients.

The whole person is at the heart of our business offering. We aim to support and strengthen systems of care one person at a time!

Alexis den Boggende
Alexis den Boggende
Senior Content Writer
Olivia Casale
Olivia Casale
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Danny Biel
Danny Biel
Senior Cotent Writer
Driven Writer with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Strong past in Applied Improvisation and Improvisation for entertainment. Skilled in Talent Management, Copywriting, Teaching, Curriculum Development, Editing, and Data Management. Strong media and communication professional with a Master of Education.
Prem Sharma
Prem Sharma
Christine Hsieh
Christine Hsieh
Chief of Strategy & Research
My vision is to help transformative, indispensable inventions come into markets to make a difference in people's lives. I see this occurring through a continuously evolving practice of working at the intersection of empathetic design, cutting-edge technology, and business.
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