“We don’t have time…”
“Time is of the essence…”
“Time is money…”
There are all sorts of famous quotes and sayings about it. But when it comes down to it, each one of us as humans are governed by the same thing: time.
It’s one of those words that we use often. We’re limited by the clock and the mere 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, that we get to complete various tasks and live life.
Think back to a life changing moment that you’ve experienced in your life. Maybe it was the birth of a child or hearing news that someone you love had passed away. Did you feel like the concept of time changed, even if only for a split second? For many patients that hear that they’ve been diagnosed with cancer, they experience this feeling first hand. It can feel like time has stopped for a minute and in that instant, everything has changed.
What is the real meaning of “time” for people that receive a cancer diagnosis?
Cancer patients generally go through various phases that help them process their diagnosis. First, patients often feel that time is of the essence because they now must learn quickly about this new disease that has entered their lives. They will usually need to spend time reading about the type of cancer they have, and they’ll be spending significant time working with the team of medical professionals and doctors to get well.
Patients often feel pressed for time and want to hurry to schedule their appointments for treatment. Every minute of life is precious, but every second especially counts with a cancer diagnosis.
“Our patients understand the true meaning of personalized medicine.”
For patients that find out their cancer is at a more advanced stage and only have days or weeks to live, time becomes even more precious. They are living with the uncertainty of how many days are left and it can feel like the possibilities are limited because there simply isn’t enough time. They want to spend as much time as they can with loved ones and family members, soaking up every second with them before they’re gone. Or, perhaps they want to cross off a few things off their bucket list by doing something or traveling somewhere that they’ve always dreamed of. Time plays a key role in fulfilling those final wishes.
Another common issue that cancer patients deal with when it comes to coping with their diagnosis, is remembering the past. They look at old photos and reminisce on what life was like before everything changed, and for some, it is especially hard to live with the new reality. They must learn how to live with the present diagnosis, so they can work on getting healthy again, rather than dreaming about what once was.
Dr. Thomas Incledon, CEO and Founder of Causenta Wellness shares that time plays a critical role in treating patients with cancer. “In all our years of treating cancer patients at Causenta, we’ve seen that many doctors in the traditional healthcare system suggest treating through monotherapy– a single cancer treatment approach to see if it works. These treatments are usually measured in a 6-month time span. We’ve had about 5 patients come to Causenta that ended up dying, because their cancer was so advanced that we couldn’t do anything else about it. Monotherapies are not a good approach for cancer treatment when that one is not the right one. Before they know it, time has run out and there is nothing else to be done.” He goes on to say, “At Causenta, we do extensive testing before treatment begins, and we measure the short-term effectiveness of each therapy. Our patients understand the true meaning of personalized medicine.”
If you’ve recently received a cancer diagnosis, you’re likely experiencing many emotions. Take advantage of your time and don’t wait to get an appointment scheduled with our team at Causenta. We understand your goal of wanting to get healthy again and we will spend as much time as needed to help get you on the path toward wellness.