Rehabilitation after chemotherapy
Rehabilitation after chemotherapy with infusions is an important aspect of cancer treatment to help patients recover and regain their strength and overall well-being.
The specific rehabilitation program will vary depending on the individual's condition, the type of cancer, the extent of treatment, and the presence of any underlying health issues:
- Consult Your Oncologist: Always consult your oncologist before taking any vitamins or supplements during or after chemotherapy. Some supplements can interfere with treatment or have adverse effects.
- Do not use any supplements for nails, hair or anything what stimulates cells growth
- Focus on a well-balanced, nutritious diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. This can help your body recover and regain strength.
- Stay well-hydrated, as chemotherapy can be dehydrating. Water is often the best choice, but consult your healthcare team for specific recommendations.
- Vitamin D: Some cancer patients may have low vitamin D levels. Your doctor can assess your levels and recommend supplements if necessary.
- Iron and Anemia: Chemotherapy can lead to anemia (low red blood cell count). If advised by your doctor, iron supplements may be beneficial.
- Antioxidants: High-dose antioxidants like vitamin C.
- Probiotics: Some people find that probiotics help with gastrointestinal side effects of chemotherapy, but consult your doctor before using them.
Remember, every patient's situation is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. Always discuss any supplements or vitamins with your oncologist to ensure they are safe and appropriate for your individual circumstances. Your healthcare team will tailor recommendations to your specific needs.
Before undergoing infusion therapy, it's important to ask your doctor or healthcare provider several questions to ensure that you are well-prepared and that the procedure goes smoothly.
Here are some questions you might consider asking:
- What specific medication or solution will be used in the infusion?
- How long will the infusion session take?
- Are there any special instructions I need to follow before the infusion?
- Should I eat or drink anything before the procedure?
- What are the potential side effects or risks associated with this therapy?
- Could you explain the process of the infusion to me?
- How can I contact medical staff if I have questions or issues during or after the infusion?
- Do I have any known medications or allergies that could affect this procedure?
- Could this therapy interact with any other medications I'm currently taking?
- What symptoms or side effects should I report after the infusion?
- How often will I need to receive this therapy?
- Are there any tests I need to have before or after the infusion?
- What are the expected benefits of this infusion therapy?
- Are there any dietary or activity restrictions I should follow before or after the infusion?
- How will I know if the infusion therapy is working for me?
- Is there any additional information or resources you can provide to help me understand this therapy better?
These questions can help you gain a clearer understanding of the infusion therapy, its purpose, and what to expect.
Here is the information on the blood analysis that will be done before the visit, based on your needs and lifestyle.
|EGL code||Analysis panels|
|3640||Complete blood count (clinical blood count, leukocyte formula, EAG)|
|5504||PSA-Prostate Specific Antigen (only for men)|
Leonard, prostate cancer
In December 2022 I had an appointment at Pallas Clinic with oncologist-immunologist Inta Jaunalksne in a very critical condition. The doctor attentively listened, examined me and referred me for further examinations. The diagnosis revealed an advanced stage (I was in a state of shock), but Inta is simply brilliant - professionally, competently, tactfully, and confidently directed us (my wife and me) with faith and hope on the path of treatment. She explained all the treatment options in detail and emphasized the need for a lot of effort and time, urging us to responsibly follow the doctors' recommendations. The amount of professionalism, knowledge, patience, and humanity in this delicate lady is remarkable! You are a Doctor with a capital "D." The treatment continues, and now, you are our Guardian Angel! We approach our appointments with immense faith and hope in you. We thank you! And may you, our Bright Individual, have good health, peace, and human happiness! Your patient, Leonard.