From Global News: Rehabilitation and the need to catch up with treatment and survivor ship.
"There are now more than 17 million cancer survivors in North America and this number is expected to increase to close to 30 million by 2040."
"This is, without doubt, a good news story, reflecting an impressive 27 per cent drop in the number of people dying from cancer over the past 25 years. However, it is important to recognize that cancer care does not stop after treatment ends."
“The medical system creates a situation where high-functioning individuals are given life-prolonging treatments and then left to struggle with how to recover from the toxic adverse effects of these therapies.”
"Good commentary talking about the need to catch up with funded rehabilitation for many of us that have survived cancer and require greater levels of services to adjust and adapt to our "new normal"
"Cancer rehabilitation should not be viewed as a frill add-on but rather an essential part of cancer care. The increasing number of cancer survivors, along with the growing evidence documenting the lasting effects of treatments, serves as an urgent call to action — to invest in the recovery and well-being of cancer survivors"
Seek out and where needed suggest to your hospital administrators, rehab specialists and the Ministries if Health where you see the need for improved funded services. We are the experts here and can share invaluable insight into directing needed funds. Helping to make us more able improves our self worth, gets many of us back into the workforce and most importantly improves our quality of life.
Keep well and be the best you can be.
ACH2015 - Andy.