Some people in life have incredibly strong wills and can keep their chin up through the worst possible situations. Others cannot handle bad situations well at all and get confused and lost. No matter how strong you are, though, cancer can easily break your will. Find out how to fight back with these tips.
Some people diagnosed with cancer choose to opt out of conventional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation due to the damage they can cause to the body. They turn instead to alternative treatments such as nutrition therapy and vitamin therapy among many others. Some (but not all) of these treatments have been shown to shrink tumors and prolong life. Always check with your doctor before beginning any unconventional therapies.
If you expose your skin to the sun, you risk contracting skin cancer. Try to wear hats to shield your face from the sun, and be sure to always use sunscreen in order to help prevent getting cancer.
When battling cancer you need to eat a healthy diet. The healthier you eat the better your body will be able to fight the cancer because it will have the fuel it needs to fight the hard battle and stay strong throughout the process. Vegetables and fruits are always good choices.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help from family and friends. Pride may keep you from requesting aid, however, you may become weak when undergoing treatment. Your loved ones can do small chores and errands like shopping or cleaning the home. Just doing small tasks can ease your burden.
Did you know that the produce you buy at the store could be contaminated with chemicals? A lot of the produce you buy are sprayed with chemicals like pesticides which helps prevent bacteria, bugs, and fungus from harming them. Wash your produce in warm water with dish soap, or consider buying only organic foods.
Cosmetic products often contain carcinogens. These products are applied to the skin and allowed to sit there for hours being absorbed by the skins pores and leading to a greater chance of getting cancer. In order to cut this risk, avoid cosmetic products that contain ingredients with “PEG” or “-eth” in the name.
Make sure you are speaking up for yourself. There are still a lot of outdated ideas out there about cancer. You may run into people who believe they can catch it or who wonder whether you can continue to hold down a job. Understand that not everyone is knowledgeable about cancer and answer any questions as honestly as you can. Nipping misinformation in the bud from the beginning will improve the ways people respond to you throughout your treatment.
Whether you already have a typically strong will or if your will-power could use some beefing up, the tips you just read were provided by experts in the field of cancer in order to empower you to make the best decisions for you and this terrible disease. Do not assume that you can handle everything on your own. Use what you’ve read here to provide assistance.