Many of the customer calls we receive at the Hair Club in Dublin relates to their recent diagnosis of cancer. The good news is that the vast majority of our clients that have an underlying medical condition successful overcome their illness as hospital treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy are so effective. Also keep in mind there are a number of hair grants available which you can apply for. More
Chemotherapy is a highly effective form of treatment for cancer, but it is also a very frightening experience. Receiving chemotherapy can be emotionally and physically draining. The hospitals across Ireland like St James Hospital or St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin treat thousands of both men and woman each year.
Before beginning chemotherapy, a person is given the option to take anti-nausea drugs, usually prescribed by their doctor, which can reduce the severity of nausea during the treatment. There is also a counseling service offered which can provide emotional support during and after chemotherapy, as well as providing helpful advice on managing the side effects of chemotherapy.
When receiving chemotherapy, a person will typically enter the chemo room, where they will be given a private area to sit and relax. They may be provided with a variety of items such as blankets, pillows and headphones, and will be given the option of having a nurse or family member present during their treatments.
The actual treatment typically involves the injection of a powerful anti-cancer drug directly into a vein. The drug is administered over a certain period of time, usually three to four hours, depending on how much of the drug is required. During this time, a person may feel exhausted and find it hard to stay awake.
As the chemotherapy progresses, the area of the injection site may become increasingly tender and sore. After the chemotherapy has been completed, the person will usually be monitored in the room for a while, before they are allowed to go home.
Once the person gets home, they will likely experience a range of side effects including fatigue, nausea and vomiting, hair loss and mouth sores. The side effects can range from mild to severe, and can vary from person to person. It is important to get as much sleep as possible, and make sure to keep hydrated throughout the day. Eating small meals throughout the day can also help to reduce the fatigue and nausea.
It is also important to manage stress levels during and after chemotherapy treatment, as increased levels of stress can worsen side effects. Practices such as meditation, yoga and journaling can help to reduce stress levels and improve overall wellbeing. There are also a range of support groups available both online and in person which can provide emotional support during this difficult time.
Chemotherapy can be a very frightening and draining experience, but it can also be a very powerful one. Seeing it through to the end can be a huge accomplishment, and is often an important step on the road to recovery. Every person is different and will respond to chemotherapy differently. However, with the right support system, many people find that chemotherapy can be an invaluable part of their healing journey.
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