The triumph of overcoming cancer and reaching remission is no small feat. Yet, after the battles fought and won, one might assume that patients would do everything possible to adopt the healthiest lifestyles. Paradoxically, some patients in remission don’t always prioritize their health to the degree we might expect. But why? The answer is multifaceted and deeply human.
A cancer diagnosis is a life-altering event that can shake the core of an individual’s existence. It is a moment filled with fear, uncertainty, and overwhelming emotions. While many individuals find the strength to fight and embrace hope, some experience a loss of will to live. In this blog post, we explore the challenges faced by those who lose their will to live when diagnosed with cancer and the importance of fostering hope in their journey toward healing.
SUMMARY: The prevalence, complexity, and costs of cancer are rising – yet, across healthcare, up to 20% of expenditure is thought to be spent on interventions that are deemed inefficient.9 There is thus an urgent need to ensure that cancer care is delivered
as efficiently as possible for the sustainability of our healthcare systems.