Personalised Cancer Care
Personalised Cancer Care
CARER is the first integrative oncology program in India that provided non-clinical therapies to cancer patients on-treatment and post- treatment. Working alongside all major hospital chains and oncologists in the country, CARER’s methodology using food, body and mind have proven on over 500 patients with exceptional results. CARER’s therapies are complementary to mainstream cancer treatment.
Below is a brief overview about our therapies. Please keep in mind that our focus in on providing personalized cancer care with the goal of increasing immunity, managing side effects of treatment, decreasing collateral damage of treatment, improving quality of life and decreasing chances of relapse by implement permanent lifestyle changes.
Carer Nutrition Therapy aims at meeting the caloric needs of the patient considering specific catabolic losses, in order to expedite healing and recovery. Unlike the generic diet programs, this Protocol aims at building the body’s immune system, arresting involuntary weight loss and customizing the diet based on feeding methods, considering meal patterns of the patient and the nutritional deficiencies that might occur due to treatment or the illness itself. Each plan is personalised to the patient and his/her current treatment cycle.
The Movement and Meditation Protocol is focused on strength building and limiting atrophy. Therapists assist patients with a combination of therapeutic yoga practices, physiotherapy and functional movement exercises that deal with basic movement, fatigue, weakness, weight loss and pain. The focus is stretching and strengthening of muscles, pain management, stimulating the digestive system, lymphatic system, circulatory system and breathing techniques that help in balancing the body and mind.
The objective of the Mental Well-Being Protocol is to provide a supportive environment for the patient by helping them accept the disease and motivating them to move on. The mental well-being therapy is also extended to the family of the patient as well.
Pain Points of Patients
|NUTRITION||MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION||MENTAL WELL- BEING|
|Involuntary weight loss||Weak lungs | Core capacity||Anxiety, irritability|
|Anaemia||Swallowing difficulty||Low self-confidence, Sedentary lifestyle|
|Fatigue, weakness||Low immunity||Acceptance of illness|
|Taste changes||Overall body pain||Fear of relapse|
|Concerned about Physical changes ( Body image)|
|Acidity, constipation, Diarrhoea||Decreased body strength, Mobility||Sleeping disorder|
|Loss of appetite, Less food intake|
Pain Points of Caregiver’s
Movement and Meditation
Lack of nutrition knowledge, Difficulty in implementation
Weak lungs | Core capacity
Worried about treatment
Implementation of a new cancer diet
Dependency on family members
Concerned about family members well-being
Overall body pain
Having irrational beliefs
Decreased body strength, Mobility
Time management | For patients and caregivers
Poor sleep, Negative thoughts about diagnosis
Ways to keep them engaged | Physically active
Guilty about not being with the patient always
Worried about patient during absence of the caregiver
Stressed about inactive social life
The Carer Program is an Affiliate Program of CancerOnco.com