Psychological Care of Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer is a common malignant disease that endangers women's health. Breast cancer surgery destroys the physical appearance, while reactions to postoperative chemotherapy, often cause the dual physical and psychological barriers to patients.

The psychological course of breast cancer patients

1.Fear of breast cancer. Due to different levels of understanding of malignant tumors, patients often inquire about the information associated with their disease to health care workers and patients suffering from the same disease repeatedly, so they may easily become more and more chaotic.

2.Suspect diagnosis. Most of the patients diagnosed with cancer suspect the possibility of misdiagnosis and have psychological conflicts with emotional stress, and try to find ways to obtain cancer screening and diagnostic methods from various sources.

3.Pessimism and disappointment. Once patients know the existence of cancer, they will undoubtedly be caught up in extreme pessimism and disappointment, depression and cling to indifferent attitude on treatment measures, even with desperate attempts of suicide.

4.Self-contempt. Breast cancer is mostly seen among female patients; usually they worry about husbands’ despise for breast disease or appearance change, especially introverted female patients would endure great pain and discomfort and have unstable mood.

5.Accept the fact and build up a strong desire to survive. After different psychological processes, patients become tranquil and are ready to accept the fact and held a positive attitude for the treatment of breast cancer.

6.Be resistant in both medicines and treatments. After a period of treatment, there would be often a serious response to chemotherapy, thus patients repeatedly get caught up in the depression and lose the confidence in the struggle with the disease. This is extremely unfavorable to treatment.

Stable optimism is the key to obtain the best breast cancer treatment effects, therefore, special set of psychological care measures have been designed for the above psychological diagnosis:

1.Correct understanding of breast cancer and confidence building-up. For the patients who have already known their diseases, we should take the initiative to communicate with patients on disease knowledge, comfort and encourage them, so that patients shall have a correct understanding of breast cancer.

2.Questions raised by patients shall be answered in a careful, scientific and patient manner so that ease patients’ anxieties through a calm and steady attitude and exclude any unfavorable psychological factors to breast cancer treatments.

3.Good analysis work shall be done on the extremely pessimistic disappointed patients; good psychological comfort with the information about breast cancer treatment progress and successful or typical cases shall be well performed, meanwhile, it is also favorable to introduce some patients of the same disease who have obtained good therapeutic effects and have a good emotion status to these patients and promote anti-cancer experience exchange so as to strengthen the confidence of them.

4.The medical staff should be equipped with high degree of compassion and strong sense of responsibility and care about patients with kind words and deeds in a positive and sincere attitude. When patients are in low emotion and make impertinent remarks, the staff shall tolerate this and always be patient, meanwhile, they shall also be full of affection to consciously approach to patients and encourage them to pour out the pain inside.

5.The medical staff should grasp the patient's medical history, treatment methods and psychological changes and explain knowledge about the disease and related drugs to help patients to adapt them to actively cooperate with the treatment.

6.Guarantee the wards are quiet, clean and comfortable, promote good interpersonal relationship among patients, and make patients receive treatment in a relaxed and optimistic environment to avoid various kinds of adverse environmental factors that stimulate patients.

7.Perform psychological nursing designedly as per patients’ actual and different response to chemotherapy; be careful with language communication; explain to the patients about drug-related knowledge and give dietary guidance; train patients with good living habits; all these are helpful for patients’ obtainment of the best therapeutic effects.

Nursing Care of Lung Cancer
Nursing Care of Lung Cancer

Early detection and treatment can greatly promote the prognosis of lung cancer. In addition, good nursing care can also improve the therapeutic effect and patients quality of life. The nursing care of lung cancer is classified into medical c...

How to Prevent Cervical Cancer
How to Prevent Cervical Cancer With Diet?

Cervical cancer is a common type of cancer affecting women. This slow spreading cancer forms in the organ connecting the vagina and uterus called the cervix. This cancer usually does not present with symptoms until it has metastasized (spre...

Nutrition tips: Eat food with l
Nutrition tips: Eat food with less salt

Nutrition tips: Eat food with less salt These tips are part of the Healthy Bites challenge, developed to help you eat the right foods and lower your cancer risks! Your body needs salt to function properly. But eating too much salt every day...

Voice out your inquiries to online medical professionals and you shall be provided with satisfying answers.

Chat with us

How We Treat Cancer?

Interventional Therapy

Interventional Therapy is a new substitute of traditional chemotherapy, which means that a physician introduces instruments such as needles or catheters (long, thin tubes) into the body through tiny(1-2 mm) incisions in the skin. The instruments are then guided by an imaging technique called fluoroscopy to the cancer tumor. In this way, the physician can deliver cancer medicine directly to the tumor.more info

Cryotherapy Therapy

Cryotherapy Therapy, also known as “Argon-Helium Knife Cryotherapy”, is a new substitute of traditional physical therapy. Practically speaking it is “extreme cold + extreme heat” cancer treatment. Generally, a minimum of 10-15 minutes is required to achieve an extreme analgesic (pain relieving) effect while lowering the temperature to the injured area, thus reducing the metabolic rate and swelling associated with tissue injury.more info

Particle Knife

Particle Knife is a new substitute of traditional radiation therapy. With the help of computer Treatment Planning System (TPS), radioactive particles will be implanted into tumors. The particles which release γ-rays can continuously kill tumor and cause destruction targeting tumor cells. With time, the radiation amount would accumulate to be large enough to destroy the DNA double strands of tumor cells.more info

Medical Team

Our medical team includes surgeons, radiology oncologists, medical oncologists, nurses, nutritionists, accompanied by interpreters and related health experts; we shall be dedicated to provide you a convenient and high-quality service.

Find a Doctor

chat now
Contact Us Chat Online