Every day in clinics I see patients who have difficulty swallowing or who are having difficulty taking capsules. This is usually due to cancer or surgery. We now have two companies that manufacture capsules and cancer caps for patients.
My favorite is Cancer Caps. Their main purpose is to make sure cancer patients are taking their prescribed medications and have no issues with swallowing, for example they have sealed mouths to prevent any foods sticking.
I used to work with Cancer Caps and what stood out was the patient support; you can either text them for support or they will call you on your phone and offer to send advice for swallowing or anything else you want to know.
Then there is Take Caps which work similar to Cancer Caps. Their main focus is to make sure that patients are taking the dosage that their doctors and hospitals have instructed them to take.
Every cancer treatment clinic or hospital should be well aware of these products because they offer real help. Every time you use one of these capsules, you are actually making a difference to cancer patients.
Talking to someone is often helpful. You can talk to a nurse, doctor or pharmacist. This way they will understand if you have any issues with swallowing or want more advice.
I’ve tried talking to patients; they simply didn’t know what to do or where to go. Cancer patients sometimes need a lot of support to be able to swallow properly, and that’s where Cancer Caps come in.
Treat cancer with effective medicine, not with ineffective medicine
You need to treat cancer with effective medicine, not with ineffective medicine. I used to say the same about chemotherapy, but not any more. In the past I always felt that chemotherapy was the wrong treatment for cancer patients. That is because I was fed up with the way that chemotherapy was used.
It wasn’t really helping cancer patients at all. And patients felt the same way; they felt that chemotherapy wasn’t working at all and they weren’t getting any better.
But now we know that chemotherapy is very good at treating cancer. It’s very good at destroying cancer cells in the body, but because of the way that chemotherapy was used, we weren’t able to treat patients very well.
Cancer Caps offer the same kind of help to patients as chemotherapy. With Cancer Caps, we are working on the same kind of way to do things; with prescribed medication. If you need more information about Cancer Caps, let me know and I can tell you more.
I believe that chemotherapy has proven itself to be very effective for cancer patients; but it is important to remember that chemotherapy is not always successful; especially in patients who have cancer in the brain.
Again that’s why Cancer Caps are here. Cancer Caps make sure that you are getting the right dose of medicine and making sure that you have all the advice you need to treat your cancer.
As an example, recently I saw a lady who was undergoing chemotherapy; it was a very aggressive cancer. I knew from her GP that she was having a lot of difficulty swallowing, so I asked if I could see her to discuss this issue.
The first thing I noticed was that her mouth was full of swollen caps. They were really big, but she seemed very happy. So I asked why she was wearing those caps. She told me that she could not swallow and had to wear the caps because the medication was causing her mouth to swell.
I told her that I would not recommend the use of caps for swallowing, but I did have the recommendation to get her to have a swallow test in order to confirm that the medication was not causing her swallowing problem. That was all I needed to do.
I had a call later from the nurse at the hospital. The lady tested positive for cancer in her mouth. So with her mouth full of caps, she wasn’t able to swallow and take the medicine that she needed.
Cancer Caps help patients who are having difficulties swallowing or choking, or who have cancer in the mouth. That’s why they are so good.
I have used Cancer Caps a lot. I have not used them for cancer patients who are completely surrounded by cancer cells. But I have seen patients who have many parts of their body with cancer and who have cancer in their mouth.
I’ve seen patients who have chemotherapy; it’s effective for the cancer, but not very good at fighting the cancer in the mouth. Again, that’s why Cancer Caps are here.
I’ve used Cancer Caps for some patients who have had cancer in the mouth for a long time and who have lost all their teeth. Cancer Caps help to treat the mouth and dentures for the patients.
Take a look at Cancer Caps and I’ll tell you more.
I want to give Cancer Caps to cancer patients because I feel that they are important. You might feel that you can’t do anything to help patients with cancer, but you can do a lot to help them in other ways.
But that doesn’t mean that you should never talk to patients or their relatives; if you need more information, please feel free to contact me.
We have patients and families who come to our hospitals who are very happy with the way cancer is treated here; and who have lots of positive things to say.
When we had some difficult patients on a specialist ward, patients and families complained that the cancer patients were getting better without any surgery and without any chemotherapy; because of some kind of cancer treatment that was given.
Again, I went to see the hospital director and we talked about this problem.
That’s why we made a new special ward where patients could come for chemotherapy; but also for some other chemotherapy treatments that they need for their mouth, teeth and the way they swallow.
That’s the reason we have Cancer Caps here.
I believe that this kind of therapy is very good, but now we are working on a new treatment where we are starting to make caps for patients to wear when they have cancer. This therapy will be coming soon.
As an example, we have a lot of cancer patients who get a lot of radiation to the head, but they are in a position where they cannot even put the caps on. So we have started to make caps for these patients who have very bad conditions.
But we have many patients who do not have any kind of mouth problem at all, but who wear caps. We have patients who are not taking the cancer medicine; they are using chemo and radiation to treat their mouth, but they are not taking the radiation and chemo; so we have some patients who don’t wear any kind of cap at all.
Cancer Caps help patients who are having difficulties swallowing, patients who are choking or who have cancer in the mouth. That’s why they are so good.
I have used Cancer Caps a lot. I have not used them for cancer patients who are completely surrounded by cancer cells. But I have seen patients who have many parts of their body with cancer and who have cancer in the mouth.
I’ve seen patients who have been diagnosed with cancer in the lungs and then they got cancer in the stomach. The cancer in the stomach was not serious, but they had to have surgery to remove a lot of cancer cells in the stomach and also to remove a portion of the stomach.
I had another patient who had a lot of cancer cells around the throat and mouth. That patient had a lot of difficulties swallowing.
So I went to the hospital’s general surgeon and told him that I wanted to treat him with Cancer Caps because this guy was very well at the time.
He was free of cancer in the mouth, but he didn’t have any kind of disease in his mouth at all; but now he was very ill in the stomach. So I asked him if he could give a good treatment to this patient; and he asked me what kind of cancer it was.
I said that the patient had cancer in his mouth, but not in his throat. Then the general surgeon said that if he treated the mouth first, then he would be better; but if he didn’t treat the mouth, then he would be very ill.
So I agreed to do the mouth treatment first, but I did not know how to use the Cancer Caps, so I asked the general surgeon if he could show me how to use them.
He asked me to bring some patients to him to see, so I brought three of my patients and he showed me how to use the caps. That’s how I learned about Cancer Caps.
Now we are working on some new treatment for cancer patients who have very bad conditions in their mouth and on the way they swallow. This new treatment will be coming soon.
This new treatment is very good and I believe that it is very good for patients.
And we have other patients who are treated with Cancer Caps. But then they have to come to us; so we are seeing a lot of patients at our hospital.
Now we are seeing a lot of cancer patients coming into our hospital who are very happy with the treatment we give here.
When you come here, you can have a normal life; but if your condition is very serious, then we are dealing with patients that have very aggressive cancers that are very, very aggressive; and we are seeing a lot of patients that are very bad and very aggressive.