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Remaining Positive: The best ways to Live Your Life With Cancer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, it can be a very scary time. There are so many...

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Remaining Positive: The best ways to Live Your Life With Cancer

  1. 1. Remaining Positive: The best ways to Live Your Life With Cancer If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, it can be a very scary time. There are so many questions you want to ask and so many concerns as well. This article is not medical advice, but it will give you some tips on how you can cope and deal with having been diagnosed with cancer. If you have just been told you have cancer, try to stop smoking right now. Some cancer patients mistakenly reason that there is no point in quitting since they're already sick. However, the carcinogens, toxins and poisons within cigarettes drastically reduce your body's odds of completely healing or even withstanding your http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/cancer/treatment.html cancer treatment. There are many different ways that people cope with cancer. Some of them good and some of them bad. Find a good way to cope with cancer. Some good coping methods include relaxation techniques, such as meditation, doing leisure activities or writing your feelings down in a journal. Open up to others with cancer. You may feel that your friends and family, who have never had cancer, may not understand what you are going through. There are many support groups for those who have cancer or have survived cancer. There are also online message https://marquisluke.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/how-to-treat-prostate-cancer/ boards and forums where people speak candidly. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you should be willing to take help from wherever it may come. Help could come from family and friends, your place of worship, or even the community overall. You can find help out there; be sure to take it. You might not be able to work with cancer and the emotional toll may be too much to handle alone. When facing cancer, you should remember to anticipate physical changes. Cancer and cancer treatments such as chemotherapy will cause your body to experience changes, such as hair loss. Keeping these changes in mind will help you prepare for them in advance and remove any chances of being surprised by them. Find a patient physician who is willing to spend time discussing these matters with you. One of the best cancer-prevention tips you can ever use is to check out your family's medical history in detail. Most people who contract cancer have genetic markers that make it more likely to grow and spread. Know and understand your family's medical history and you can do more to prevent cancer. It's important that you work hard to deal with your feelings and emotions if you or someone you know has cancer. This is going to be a very emotional time in ways you cannot possibly understand unless you've been through it, and unchecked emotions can destroy relationships permanently and lead to a world of regret. There are many vitamins and supplements out there that can help to prevent cancer, but you need to research any and everything before you put it into your body. Do not believe the hype of a product just because it promotes itself as cancer-fighting. Make sure you find out the truth about any item you put into your body.
  2. 2. They say that eating an apple a day will keep the doctor away, but eating an onion a day can actually keep cancer at bay. Because of the large amount of antioxidants founds in onions, eating them regularly can help to eliminate free radicals from your body and thus help you to prevent contracting cancer. There's really nothing like boredom to bring your spirits down as you're fighting through your cancer, so make sure that you're always attempting to spice things up. Being bored will bring on those gloomy thoughts and throw you into a funk. Being entertained, on the other hand, reminds you of how fun being alive is. Get your daily requirement of vitamin E met. Some studies have shown that consuming the recommended daily allowance of vitamin E each day could help to prevent cancer in both men and women. You can eat many tasty foods to get enough Vitamin E. When you are being treated for cancer and recovering afterwards, there are many complementary therapies that can help you to get through it all. You might want to try receiving a massage or acupuncture. Attending a yoga class or trying aromatherapy can also significantly reduce your stress. Consider trying one of these options, and you may just discover a great way to reduce stress as you go through the struggle of treatment. Beating cancer may require a little bit of luck, but you cannot allow yourself to rely on being lucky in order to beat it. In other words, you should never really expect miracles or for some experimental treatment to instantly cure you. Luck may play a role, but you should focus on putting in the effort to defeat cancer. Create a bucket list. For both cancer patients and non-cancer patients alike, it is helpful to have a list of the things you'd like to experience in your life. Start with small, easily doable things, and then add more involved or difficult items. Make concrete plans to achieve these things. Having this list will remind you of what is important in your life and give you things to look forward to each day. You may find a number of complementary therapies that can greatly assist in easing the discomfort from cancer treatment. Try a massage, acupuncture, yoga, or aromatherapy to better manage and relieve the stress cancer brings to your life. All of them are methods that promote relaxation during a time that is bound to be extremely stressful. Eat a bigger variety of grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits. Often enough, we don't get the right amount of these types of foods in our system. It is important that you think more closely about what you are eating and try different varieties of foods, that way your body gets everything that it needs.
  3. 3. If you are not coping very well, or even if you are coping well, consider looking for a support group in your area. They will be able to listen and relate to what you are going through and you will likely find a good bit of comfort in being surrounded by others who are going or have been through the things that you are. If you are having a hard time getting the nutrients you need through your diet it may be helpful to take nutrition supplements. It is important to talk to your doctor before starting any supplements. Some supplements can interfere with chemotherapy treatments and be harmful at high levels. As stated before, cancer is a deadly disease that claims millions. Cancer causes abnormal cell growth, which causes tumors that affect organs. Cancer can be treated, depending on what stage it is in. There are different treatment methods for cancer, if you remember the advice from this article, then you can select a cancer treatment method that works for you.

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