Health and Social Care - Cancers

Here is all the Symptoms, Causes, Treatments and effects on the individual and Family for the chosen cancers. 

  • Breat Cancer
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Leukaemia 
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Breast Cancer
What is breast
cancer?
Breast cancer is a
malignant tumour that starts in the cells of the breast.
Causes
Previous diagnosis of breast cancer
Age
Family history
Particular genes (BRCA1 and BRACA2)
Symptoms
Change in size/shape of breast
Nipple discharge
Rash/crusting around nipple
Pain in breast/armpit
Treatments
Medication ­ Radio Therapy, Chemotherapy, Biological Therapy
Surgery ­ Breast Conserving surgery, Mastectomy
Psychological ­ Counsellor or therapist and cancer support groups
Lifestyle Changes ­ Eat better, exercise, cut down on smoking and alcohol
Impact on
Individual
Physical ­
Pain,
Nausea,
Fatigue,
Anaemia,
Lymphedema and fertility and sexual side effects
Intellectual ­ Lack in concentration, more knowledgeable on cancer
Emotional ­ Distress, anxiety, fear, depression and confusion
Social ­ Affect relationship with family or partner, get involved with raising awareness
Financial ­ Patients will go on sick pay.

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Impact on Family
Physical ­ Feel or look run down, change in family identify and roles
Intellectual ­ Lack in concentration, more educated on cancer
Emotional ­ Feel happy they can give some support, upset their family has cancer, a bit helpless
Social ­ Take part in fundraising to help support family
Financial ­ May need to leave work to support the patient
Bowel Cancer
What is Bowel Cancer?
Cancer that begins in the large bowel
Causes
Risk increases as you get older
Family history…read more

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Lymphedema
Intellectual ­ May lack in concertation, but will be more educated in cancer
Emotional ­ Anxiety, fear, shock, anger, depression, upset
Social ­ Isolation from family, lack of contact from work colleagues, meeting new people, getting
involved in fund raising
Financial ­ Have to go on sick pay, and rely on benefits
Impact on
family
Physical
­ Feel or
look run
down,
changes
in family
identity
and roles
Intellectual ­ Lack of concentration, and more educated on cancer
Emotional ­ Feel happy they can…read more

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Treatments
Medication ­ Radiotherapy (External and Internal) and Chemotherapy
Surgery ­ Lymph nodes surgery or Orchiectomy
Psychological ­ Can see counsellor or therapist, or cancer support groups
Lifestyle Changes ­ Cut down on smoking and alcohol and should maintain a healthy diet
Impact on Individual
Physical ­ Hormone Imbalance, Lower fertility, Lack of interest in sex
Intellectual ­ May lack in concertation, but will be more educated in cancer
Emotional ­ Feel less of a man, anxiety, sadness, anger and depression
Social ­ Isolation from…read more

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Emotional ­ Feel happy they can give some support, upset their family has cancer, a bit helpless
Social ­ Take part in fundraising to help support family
Financial ­ May need to leave work to support the patient
Leukaemia
What is Leukaemia?
Leukaemia is cancer of the white
blood cells.…read more

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Impact on Individual
Physical ­ Pain, Nausea, Fatigue, anaemia, Lymphedema, and fertility and sexual side effects in
women
Intellectual ­ Lack in concentration, and more educated on cancer
Emotional ­ Stressed, anxiety, depression, shock, sadness
Social ­ Affect their relationship with partner and family, may go into raising awareness
Financial ­ Patient may have to go on sick pay.…read more

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