Aftercare - In the circle of people
... who treat you medically, support you socially and mean a lot to you emotionally
Of course, the big goal of all our efforts and aftercare is the cure. But on the way there, there are many small and also larger milestones to reach. Medical follow-up for pancreatic disease and cancer usually includes ongoing monitoring, follow-up and support for the treatment of symptoms and complications. Here are some aspects of medical follow-up for pancreatic disease and cancer:
- Regular follow-up appointments: Your*healthcare provider will likely schedule regular follow-up appointments to monitor your condition and assess the effectiveness of your treatment.
- Imaging tests: Imaging tests such as CT scans, MRI scans, and PET scans may be used to monitor disease progression and detect new tumors or changes in the pancreas.
- Blood tests: Blood tests may be used to monitor certain tumor markers and assess your overall health.
- Nutritional support: pancreatic disease and cancer can affect your ability to digest and absorb nutrients. Nutrition counseling can work with you to create a healthy eating plan and recommend supplements to ensure you get the nutrients you need.
- Pain management: pancreatic disease and cancer can cause significant pain. Your healthcare provider may prescribe pain medications or recommend other methods of pain management, such as acupuncture or massage.
- Palliative care: palliative care focuses on relieving symptoms and improving quality of life for people with serious illnesses. It can be offered alongside curative treatment and may include pain management, emotional and spiritual support, and help with activities of daily living.
- Support groups: support groups can provide emotional support, practical advice, and a sense of community to people with pancreatic disease and cancer and their families.
In summary, medical follow-up for pancreatic cancer and pancreatic cancer includes ongoing monitoring, symptom management, and support to help you manage the disease and maintain your quality of life. Your healthcare provider will work with you to develop a personalized aftercare plan tailored to your individual needs.