Cancer patients should avoid the “empty window period” and keep in mind the “prevention tips” for medical treatment

The window period should not be too long

Although the novel coronavirus is terrible, it is unscientific not to do the tumor treatment that should be done. In addition to self-monitoring, patients should also go to the hospital in time on the basis of protection. It is not recommended to have too long a window period. The so-called window period is the treatment that the patient should have been interrupted due to the epidemic, such as not taking medicine or not going to the hospital for injection treatment.

Tumor treatment should be regular, too long window period will lead to the development of the disease. You may not feel it yet, but when the symptoms become obvious, the condition may have changed. Therefore, patients should try their best to create various conditions, take medicines that should be taken, and injections that should be given. If there is indeed a certain window period, you need to do a self-test, and closely observe the state of all aspects of the body to see how it changes compared to the original. For example, have the symptoms worsened, or have new problems emerged? Once the symptoms become worse or new symptoms appear, you must go to the hospital in time.

Tumor chemotherapy and immunotherapy have a certain cycle, which can be delayed slightly, but not significantly, otherwise it may affect the efficacy of the drug. Generally speaking, patients receiving chemotherapy and immunotherapy can only be delayed for 1 to 2 weeks; immunotherapy, if it is usually once every 2 to 3 weeks, can be slightly stretched to once every 3 to 4 weeks. Especially when reviewing and evaluating curative effects, it is best to accept the review within the prescribed time. It should be reminded that some drugs require intravenous injection, and the requirements for transportation and storage are very demanding. Especially during the injection process, there may be some acute adverse reactions or infusion reactions, and you should go to a regular hospital to receive the injection.

Keep in mind the “Protection Tips” for medical treatment

Patients must take their temperature at home before going to the hospital. If you have a fever, you can call the original attending doctor of the oncology department, and then go to the fever clinic for investigation. The hospital will also ask for temperature measurement and fill in some forms. In particular, questions such as whether there is travel history in the epidemic area or contact history of patients with new coronavirus pneumonia must be answered truthfully and must not be concealed.

If the patient is in good health, try not to let family members accompany to the hospital, because the hospital is very crowded and the risk of mutual infection is also high. If family members must be accompanied, the patient and accompanying family members must wear masks and wash their hands frequently. Because when you press the elevator or touch other objects, your hands may be contaminated with germs. Wash palms, backs of hands, and wrists when washing hands. At the same time, keep away from crowded places and keep a distance of 1 to 1.5 meters between people. Follow the order of appointment and call number and enter the consultation room in turn to minimize the possibility of infection. When you come home from the hospital, you must wash your hands first, and clean and disinfect everything you bring back from the outside. Take your shoes and clothes to a ventilated place and blow them. If you have disinfectant at home, you can spray it to avoid bringing the virus back.

In addition, patients should closely observe the adverse effects of the treatment at home, make a complete record, and give feedback to the doctor in time to help the doctor guide the next treatment. Follow the doctor’s recommendations to go to the hospital for review regularly. It is generally reviewed once every three months, but if there is no abnormal change in the physical condition of the early patient, it is also possible to review once every 6 months. Oral medicine allows family members to go to the hospital to get medicine, and some hospitals can even prescribe medicine for two months at a time.

“Standardization” of life and diet

Patients should adjust and relieve their stress in their lives. They should not think about the epidemic all the time, and use their mobile phones to search for changes in the epidemic all day long. You should make a regular life plan, read more books, chat with your family, and work harder on nutrition, exercise, and monitoring of adverse reactions.

Tumor chemotherapy has some common side effects. For example, when patients take targeted drugs, the most common ones are acne and skin rashes. Care should be taken to avoid using overheated water and strong sun exposure. Be careful not to always scratch with your hands, it will be more troublesome if you scratch it. To keep the skin clean and moisturized, apply some non-irritating moisturizer when it is too dry. The side effects of common gastrointestinal adverse reactions can be simply treated by adjusting diet and using antidiarrheal drugs appropriately. If it is a serious side effect, you should go to the hospital for treatment and effective treatment.

Cancer patients do not need a very special diet. It is recommended that fish, meat, eggs, milk, fruits, and vegetables should be eaten just like ordinary people, and to maintain a balanced, regular and healthy diet. Patients taking targeted drugs need to be aware that there are some foods that conflict with targeted drugs, such as grapefruit, grapefruit, and grapefruit. These foods will affect the liver metabolism of targeted drugs, which in turn affects the efficacy, and requires taboos.