The standard treatment offers the most effective way to combat cancer
There are many unproven cancer remedies and alternative treatments from many anecdotes that make false claims to cancer patients and families that could seem appealing. However, some cancer patients have missed their best treatment opportunities by not following standard treatments for cancer. Vice Minister of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Dr. Sien-Tien Tsai stated, for colorectal cancer patients, those who receive standard treatments in the first three months of diagnosis have a 62% 5-year survival rate, and those who do not, have merely 20% 5-year survival rate. In order to allow patients to receive quality and timely treatment, the Health Promotion Administration implemented not only the “Cancer Care Quality Accreditation”, but also the “Cancer Patient Navigation Program” that the oncology nurse managers provide services to cancer patients and their families by working with patients from diagnosis to completing treatments and beyond. Currently, 57 hospitals nationwide have passed the accreditation as quality cancer treatment institutions with strong medical teams and high quality of care.
Navigation Program : A beacon of light for cancer patients
Mr. Chen, a 62-year-old volunteer at Hope Foundation for Cancer Care, was diagnosed colorectal cancer at stage 4 at his 51 years. Sooner he took the surgery and chemotherapy proactively with trust on the medical system in the coming 11 years. Nowadays, Mr. Chen discoursed his own experience to encourage other people to face cancers positively.
A celebrity entertainer was diagnosed with colorectal cancer 3 years ago is the other story. Due to the over workload and untimely surgery, eventually he was died for metastatic colorectal cancer, leaving many of his fans saddened in regret.