Surviving cancer

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Life and living after surviving cancer becomes challenging. With a mixed bag of emotions and some physical changes, it may not seem to be the same again

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Surviving cancer

  1. 1. And Caring For Yourself There After SURVIVING CANCER
  2. 2. Life and living after surviving cancer becomes challenging. With a mixed bag of emotions and some physical changes, it may not seem to be the same again. However, it is definitely a new beginning to life and you have to start on a new course. It is all about readjusting and accommodating to everything else that is normal to the world, which was normal to you before you were detected with
  3. 3. It is also about celebrating your battle and survivorship. Cancer treatment centers have reported an increase in the cancer survivability rate, and there are more and more inventive programs coming up in the recent times to help survivors to live healthy lives once they have been cured.
  4. 4. Today, adults with cancer have more than 70 percent survival rates. Nonetheless, there are some psychological and physical issues that survivors will face, when they leave the Cancer Treatment Center behind and begin from where they had started their journey towards survival from cancer.
  5. 5. Survivorship, in case of cancer, is a cocktail. It begins with basic education and then mixes with healthy diet, emotional wellness, regular exercise and physical well being. If you can successfully infuse yourself with all these features, you will definitely enjoy your route to survivorship and live longer.
  6. 6. With cancer, there is always a risk of recurrence. Follow-up is very important for all cancer survivors, despite their age, type of cancer, stage of cancer etc. The purpose is to monitor changes in health, check for new tumors or recurrence, metastasis or spreading of the cancer cells and help patients to deal with their psychological and physical effects. FOLLOW-UP AND MEDICAL CARE True, you have survived! True, you are cancer free!! But, you are not free from medications and follow-up.
  7. 7. Follow-up may include physical exams, review of medical history, blood work, screenings, and laboratory testing.
  8. 8. Regular activity and exercise is the key to cancer survivorship. You have to make it a routine to exercise often and start with a walk of 30 minutes. Yard work, brisk walking, and dancing can be some of the best ways to boost your immunity and nourish the cells with adequate oxygen and vital nutrients. REGULAR ACTIVITY
  9. 9. Thus, good exercise habits will help you to control your body weight, which would be significant to your health and cancer- free life.
  10. 10. Combat all carcinogens with foods and correct amount of antioxidants along with essential nutrients. Vegetables, fruits, rice, beans, and whole grains will be able to bolster the immune system and even help in improving all the bodily functions. BALANCED DIET
  11. 11. Consuming less fattening foods will also help in reducing risks of relapse. Avoiding tobacco and abstaining from alcohol will help the body to repair all damages caused by this fatal disease and course of cancer treatment. Survivors should talk to their oncologists and nutritionist about their diet.
  12. 12. Medical and scientific advancements continue illuminating different links between the body and the mind. These links reveal why survivorship should address a person as a whole, not just concentrating on the body. EMOTIONAL CONDITION – THE MIND AND BODY
  13. 13. Mind-body healing comes from various places. A relaxing vacation, a good movie, practicing yoga, walking and doing your favorite things will heal you from within.

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