Palliative Healing Methods Reduce Stress Cancer Patients

The number of cancer survivors continues to increase, from the concern of many medical circles. They tried various methods of treatment for cancer patients.

Several methods of cancer treatment are familiar with the ears of the general public, among others such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

In addition, there are also methods of palliative care. This method is less familiar than the other three methods. Palliative methods actually differ from the methods of treatment in general, treat and heal physically.

Because the method is integrated, active and thorough, more targeting the psychological aspects of cancer patients. With the aim of improving the quality of life of cancer patients.

Method of palliative care is done by a multidisciplinary approach, integrated among doctors, specialists, nurses, therapists, social workers medical, psychologists, clergy, volunteers and other professionals, to bring a sense of calm, comfortable, without feeling pressured on the disease in the suffering, either physical (pain, nausea, vomiting), or psychological-based spiritual.

"There are many people and cancer patients in Indonesia who do not know this palliative methods, therefore YKI (Indonesian Cancer Foundation) feel responsibility to cooperate with the medical side in disseminating this method," said Prof.Dr.dr. Aru Wisaksono Sudoyo, Chairman of the ICF, the Retro Run release, September 19, 2016.

Aru who is also the Chairman of the Oncology Association of Indonesia is also said that the method of palliative cancer patients will learn to make peace with the disease, so slowly they no longer see cancer as a frightening specter that create stress levels among people with higher and higher.

Because of the stress away from the patient, the happy feeling that you have will help the healing process, even for patients with end-stage cancer, this method often makes life expectancy is longer, from the doctor's diagnosis.

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