Cancer is never the result of a single cause. It requires a set of factors, moreover, likely to interact with each other, for the disease to develop. A number of these factors, external and internal, have been identified.The choice of treatment in The Asbestos Cancer Organization depends on the characteristics of the cancer - its location, type and stage, that is, its degree of extension. These characteristics are determined by the diagnostic balance tests.

The choice of treatment also takes into account the patient's personal data (age, medical and surgical history, overall health status) as well as their opinion and preferences.

It is based on recommendations of good practice

Good practice recommendations are decision support tools designed to guide healthcare professionals in caring for their patients. Developed from expert opinion and analysis of clinical trials, the recommendations indicate the most appropriate management solutions (diagnosis, treatment, follow-up) according to the type of cancer and its stage.

It is the subject of a multidisciplinary consultation

The management of each cancer falls under several medical specialties. The situation of each patient is therefore discussed during a meeting. This meeting brings together at least three doctors of different specialties - specialist of the organ affected by cancer, surgeon, medical oncologist, oncologist radiotherapist and pathologist. On the basis of good practice recommendations and considering the particular situation of the patient, they establish a treatment proposal. Physicians may also consider offering the patient a clinical trial.

It is determined in agreement with the patient

The treatment proposal established in a multidisciplinary consultation meeting is discussed with the patient during a specific consultation, called an announcement consultation. During this consultation, the doctor in charge of the patient explains to him the characteristics of his illness, the proposed treatments, possible medical side effects and the expected medical benefit. The consultation practically is crucial for the cancer patient. It is essential for the patient to take the time to ask any questions they have and make sure they understand.

After agreeing on the treatment proposal, it is implemented in the form of a document called the Personalized Care Plan (PPS). It includes the dates of the various treatments, their duration, as well as the contact numbers of the various team members of the entire health care group. Beyond the cancer treatments, your quality of life during and after the illness is taken into account by your medical team.

Conclusion: mental stability of the patient

After this medical consultation, a consultation with another member of the care team, most often a nurse is offered to the patient and his family. This consultation makes it possible to return to the information given by the doctor, to have them explained again, to ask other questions. The nurse also assesses the need for additional care and support (for example, in social or psychological terms) and, if necessary, refers to the professionals concerned. In professional cancer care clinic, these steps are being taken not only to give the best result but also to stable the mental condition of the patient and his family.

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