Thursday 25 July 2013 - Filed under Variety
Keeping your weight on point with the right diet does more than let you feel great, it also has been shown to lower the risk of cancer. Eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking water and exercising regularly are the best ways to stay healthy. If your loved one suffer from cancer, you should accompany them to all of their appointments. It’s nice to have a clear-headed person with you so that no pertinent questions for the doctor get overlooked.
When it’s needed, be sure to speak up about your situation. Some people may come from ignorance when dealing with your cancer. They may pressure you to quit your job as soon as you receive your diagnosis or avoid you so that they don’t get cancer too. 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. This will aid the overall response you receive from people while you are coping with cancer. It is vital to maintain open and honest communication with your doctor, family and friends when you are dealing with cancer. Many people are naturally inclined to adopt a brave face to avoid causing further grief. It will be better for your care if everyone can learn to openly discuss their concerns and feelings, and to offer support to each other. Ovarian cancer is usually treated with chemotherapy and surgery. They may remove one or even both ovaries, but in the worst-case scenario they will have to remove your uterus and lymph nodes as well. Chemotherapy destroys cancer cells using drugs. Your doctor will let you know if it’s best for you to have chemo before or after your surgery.
A prostate exam is a key part of preventing cancer in men. Every many should visit the doctor at least once a year, and include a prostate exam in their check-up. Prostate cancer can be symptom free in its beginning stages, and it is very hard to detect.
You should talk about the future with a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer. Let the person know that you have faith in the ability of proactive and positive thinking to overcome cancer. Talking about the future is a great way to let them know how you feel about the eventual outcome.
Alcohol, in any form, will not prevent cancer. The protective effects of wine come from the grapes, not the alcohol. If you drink alcohol, you can be at risk for cancer.
With cancer, early detection is important and will increase the chance of cure. Visit your physician and schedule regular screenings for cancer so that you can detect any signs of cancer as soon as it forms. Early detection is critical in fighting this disease. For certain cancers that are more common, such as breast or testicular cancer, you should utilize monthly tests that you can perform on your own to find out if you are at risk. Avoid sunlight from ten o’clock in the morning to about three o’clock in the afternoon. Get your outdoor play time in before those hours and you will seriously reduce the risk of skin damage that leads to cancer.
2013-07-25 » Arron E. Dean