And Caring For Yourself There After
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
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.
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.
Survivorship, in case of
cancer, is a cocktail. It begins
with basic education and then
mixes with healthy
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.
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
FOLLOW-UP AND MEDICAL
True, you have survived! True, you are cancer free!!
But, you are not free from medications and follow-up.
Follow-up may include physical exams, review of medical
history, blood work, screenings, and laboratory testing.
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
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.
Thus, good exercise habits will help you to control your body
weight, which would be significant to your health and cancer-
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
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.
Medical and scientific
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
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.