Cancer is a horrible diagnosis, but don’t dwell on that; start thinking about how you will recover. The following article provides you with many valuable hints and tips to help you win your battle against cancer, from learning about various treatments, to developing a network of support.
Cancer can be a trying time, both for the person and the family. There are many ways to deal with cancer, so consult with a doctor regularly.
In addition to making you feel great in your daily life, maintaining a healthy weight and diet, and getting plenty of exercise, has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer. If you want to prevent cancer, you need to eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, exercise for at least half an hour a day and drink at least eight glasses of water per day.
Remember that you still need exercise, even when you have cancer. Regular workouts will keep your blood moving through all areas of your body. Keeping your blood pumping through your body will enhance the treatments you receive by moving them to all the places they need to go quickly.
Fresh fruits and vegetables should always be washed before they are eaten. A lot of the produce you buy are sprayed with chemicals like pesticides which helps prevent bacteria, bugs, and fungus from harming them. Before eating these nutritious foods, be sure to wash off any pesticide residue. You can do this with a mild detergent and warm water. You may also want to buy organic produce to avoid pesticides.
Speak up for yourself when necessary. Some individuals still have outdated views on cancer and will assume that the disease renders you useless and will question your ability to carry out even simple tasks, or they may fear that you could infect them. Prepare yourself in advance for questions of this nature. Decide how you’ll respond if someone says something ignorant or offensive, and address concerns as they come up. You set the standard for how you want to be treated; the way you respond to these initial questions tells people how to handle you as a person with cancer.
If you know someone with a diagnosis of cancer, give them the opportunity to talk to you. You may find it hard, but if they are able to talk about how they are feeling, it will help them. Don’t interrupt them or try to offer advice; simply listen.
When you quit smoking, you reduce your risk of emphysema and lung cancer, and you also reduce the risk for colon cancer. Smoking can contribute to colon cancer because the inhaled smoke transmits carcinogens to your colon and can also cause enlarged colon polyps. Just one more reason you should lay the smokes down.
Make sure you read whatever literature you can on the subject, if you or someone you know, has cancer. Confidence is really critical here.
No matter what it takes, your ultimate is to win your battle with cancer. Doctors may tend to your medical needs, but your emotional needs are not their specialty.