Bhavya, a 48-year-old banker from Bengaluru, had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was
prescribed chemotherapy as a treatment. After the initial shock faded, Bhavya prepared herself mentally for chemotherapy. But once the therapy started, Bhavya started struggling with fatigue, nausea, and pain. She had to drag herself out of bed for some of the basic daily activities.
She found herself losing control over life the way she had known it. She had to visit hospital frequently for seeking treatment for her side effects.
Due to her struggle with side effects and the frequent hospital visits Bhavya developed an aversion towards clinical procedures.
This is not just Bhavya’s story. Many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy would be having similar experiences. While everybody experiences different kind of side effects after chemotherapy, the need for symptomatic relief often takes patients back to hospitals.
However, a specialized medical support can be enabled at home for such patients to help them deal with the symptoms, offer treatment, and reduce avoidable hospital visits. Here is a preview of what can be entailed as part of such specialized medical home care.
Cancer Care Support at Home
A cancer patient undergoes a very difficult struggle as they battle this illness. But along with the patient, the family members who are often the primary caregivers also suffer in silence. The emotional turmoil, physical stress, and the mental status of prioritizing patient’s needs and always being available for them can take its toll. Having a clinical team available to share some of the caregiving responsibilities so that the family caregiver can get some relief is very crucial.
Hence, we have designed our cancer care program to focus on not just the patient but also the family caregiver who needs support and break every once in a while.