Finding support and guidance
on your cancer journey

The essentials to navigating and surviving cancer

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past,
worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present.”
Buddha

Whether you are worried about getting cancer, have recently been diagnosed or are caring for a loved one, it is normal to feel a range of emotions – including grief, stress, anxiety, fear, depression, anger and hopelessness, to name a few. You will often hear cancer described as “the battle”. It instantly conjures up the visual of a dreaded enemy you must “beat” or “defeat”. You are told to be brave. Be positive. Win the war. While receiving a cancer diagnosis is never easy, it is important to seek out the emotional, practical and social support you need to cope and navigate the journey of care.

Where do I
begin?

Don’t fight cancer blindfolded! Whether you or a loved one have just been diagnosed, or you’ve been undergoing treatment for some time, it is important to arm yourself with knowledge to understand cancer better. The most critical step in your cancer journey is to empower yourself with knowledge. Make a personal effort to educate yourself about your cancer diagnosis, treatment, the role of your multidisciplinary team and how to work on your overall well-being.

As you start learning more about cancer, you will soon learn to acknowledge it as a disease where some cells start behaving and growing abnormally, and slowly realize that cancer is not always dreadful. Get all the help and support required to make the best treatment decisions. Forming a strong relationship with your cancer care team is an important part of effectively managing your journey. Focus on self-care – physical, mental, and emotional.

Some days cancer may have the upper hand and on other days, you will. You may win some battles and lose some. However, work on ensuring you are empowered with the right information to stay in control of your life and your treatment decisions. Above all, try to live in the present and enjoy every moment to the best of your ability. 

Knowledge is
power

The first step in the cancer care journey is to understand what you are dealing with. By subscribing to the Solis Knowledge Portal, you will make the crucial first step towards:

  • Being empowered and prepared to tackle your own cancer journey
  • Playing an active role in the care of your loved one

At Solis Health, we aim to help anyone touched by cancer navigate the difficult world of care. The Solis Knowledge Portal provides you with the tools and information you need to understand your cancer journey, make informed treatment decisions and take control of your life.

The content on the Solis Knowledge Portal has been exclusively licensed from renowned organizations such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and carefully curated, keeping the Indian context in mind. The Solis Knowledge Portal also features an inclusive community forum for patients and caregivers to connect with like-minded individuals who have been through the same difficult journey.

Understanding
Cancer Basics

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Understanding
DIAGNOSIS

If you or someone dear to you has recently been diagnosed with cancer, it will help to understand how cancer is diagnosed, what cancer diagnosis means, and how cancer is staged. You can refer to this section to understand a cancer diagnosis better. Read more

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Understanding
Treatment and Side Effects

You may have several questions post a cancer diagnosis – What are the various treatments? Which treatment will work best for my cancer type? What are the side effects of each of these treatments? What’s the latest approach to treating my cancer type? Are new treatments being tested? Here you can learn more about different types of cancer treatments and their side effects. Read more

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Understanding
the Types of Cancer

If you or someone dear to you has recently been diagnosed with cancer, it will help to understand how cancer is diagnosed, what cancer diagnosis means, and how cancer is staged. You can refer to this section to understand a cancer diagnosis better. Read more

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