Because in addition, and they know very well that they must be in solidarity during this extreme period for the health field, this crisis requires also sometimes changing their dates of assessments, sometimes postponed exams. Long-awaited operations, treatments, such as certain chemos, can also be canceled without any new date proposed. It is a question of preventing sick people froming to a place of care where they cane across Covid-19, which their current fragility does not allow them. But they also know that, for some, treatment is postponed because hospitals, clinics, need beds, staff, to cope with the pandemic. Difficult news, delay, appointment postponed, until when? It is also a major source of anxiety for those who are not receiving the planned treatment. But it is also a particular difficulty for those whose treatment is maintained and who leave for their treatment, the ball in the belly, hoping not to cross the Covid-19 on the way. Nothing is simple for the sick people at present who would probably want to be told simply that they are not forgotten but that in the hospital as elsewhere, we manage the impossible, for lack of means.
I think it would be good to remember that the cancer pandemic is so essential, that it affects many people around the world and that it is urgent to hear this double punishment, in every sense of the word. , of those sick people who dare not say how much they are currently suffering for fear of being abandoned in this global health crisis. Fortunately, oncologists watch, try to organize the follow-up of their patients in another way, to modify the treatments when possible so that they can be taken at home, to push back those which seem to them to be able to be delayed without damage. Nothing is easy for anyone. But I just wanted to remind you how much people already sick before the start of the current crisis need our support, ourpassion, our kindness and tell them that we are there.
It’s not much, but it’s already, while waiting for the end of this pandemic because we must not forget that we will ovee it
==> Start your cancer treatment: between fears and hopes
(CHRONICLE – THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CANCER, WITHOUT TABOO) After the announcement of cancer, hardly you have managed to integrate this new data that will turn your life upside down, hardly have you managed to tell some of your loved ones, to notify the employer of the often necessary work stoppage, that we must already adapt to a new stage: the implementation of treatments. How best to grasp the start of this period rich in hopes but also in fears?