Oftentimes in life we intend to accomplish things that we never actually get around to. The sad thing is many of us are faced at one time or another with something we did not anticipate, like having Cancer. Information, such as this article contains, is essential to winning the fight against cancer.
Immediately quit smoking if you discover that you have cancer. A lot of smokers with cancer think they shouldn’t quit smoking. Their thinking is that they are sick already. However, the carcinogens, toxins and poisons within cigarettes drastically reduce your body’s odds of completely healing or even withstanding your cancer treatment.
A cancer diagnosis means you should stop smoking immediately. If you already have cancer, you should still quit smoking. Smoking will reduce your chances of recovering completely.
Prepare for the possible physical changes you may go through when receiving cancer treatment. Discuss the side effects of any drugs or other treatments with your doctor. You may have to wear a wig or use makeup if you get really pale. Taking care of your physical appearance may help may your feel less self-conscious about the changes caused by different cancer therapies.
Be prepared of the changes your physical body will undergo, while receive your cancer treatments. Speak with your doctor about the side effects you may face. Your hair and complexion might change: think about wearing makeup and getting a wig.
Be willing to listen to the concerns of a friend or family member with cancer. It will not always be easy, but your family member or friend needs the chance to talk about their feelings. Don’t interrupt them or try to offer advice; simply listen.
Be aware that the fruits and vegetables you buy may be contaminated. They are usually sprayed with pesticides in order to prevent fungus, bacteria and bugs from destroying them. Wash these products using a mild soap and always thoroughly rinse them.
Smokers need to be very aware that quitting cigarettes not only protects against lung cancer and emphysema, but also against colon cancer. Any smoke that is inhaled moves carcinogens towards the colon, and tobacco has been known to make the colon polyps bigger. Just one more reason you should lay the smokes down.
Some people are misinformed when it comes to cancer. A lot of people think you can catch cancer or you are out of work forever. Always make an attempt to be honest and open.
If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer, make sure that you increase you understanding of the disease by reading any medical literature that you have access to. Confidence is really critical here.
Most people know smoking can lead to lung cancer, but few know it also can lead to colon cancer. Tobacco can single-handedly boost the size of polyps found in colons, and the carcinogens in cigarette smoke is easily absorbed by the colon as well. This is one of many reasons you should give up smoking for good.
To avoid feelings of dissatisfaction, intentionally form the expectation that not all of your expectations will in actuality be met. Value the support you get during this difficult time.
Depression will reduce the effectiveness of your immune system, opening up the chance for your cancer to grow or metastasize. They might quit fighting entirely.
Let people know how you are feeling. If you need more support from your friends and family, then by all means tell them that in a tactful manner. Be kind, but also specific, about what you need from them because they may be looking for a cue from you. Be careful, though. This is a very hard time. Make requests from a place of love, though. Do not ever have any regrets.
Don’t let cancer get the best of you. The stakes are too high. If you’re still alive, cancer hasn’t defeated you yet; this disease “wins” by killing you.
Never be afraid of the fight. This is not just any fight. You are fighting for your life. If you refuse to give up and stay motivated, your chances of beating cancer could increase.
Health concerns or changes in diet or lifestyle should always be discussed with your doctor or health care professional. The information on this site is for general educational purposes only. No guarantee is made as to the current accuracy or timeliness of the information, therefore, contact your doctor with questions.
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