As we journey through life, we work to accomplish some things, but in some cases we don’t achieve the results we want. One goal that you will definitely want to achieve, however, is defeating cancer. The best thing you can do is attain as much information as you can about the best ways to fight your disease, so you can win the fight.
You should surround yourself with loved ones when you are fighting cancer. They will be able to give you encouragement when you need it or just be there to support you through the tough times. It is important to know that you are loved and that you would be missed if you did not fight.
There are many stigmas with cancer that still exist today. People will often wonder if cancer is contagious, if those with cancer can perform as well as someone without cancer, of if cancer patients will be offended at the very mention of the disease. Try to eliminate these stigmas among your friends and family if they arise.
Prepare yourself to deal with the changes that your body will go through, while dealing with cancer and the treatments for it. Your doctor can make you aware of any possible side effects of treatment. Common things you might need to do include buying a wig to address hair loss or wear makeup, due to changes in complexion.
Prepare yourself and your family for the worst if you have cancer. You always want to remain optimistic, but you also have to be realistic. You should have everything planned should the worst happen and you not recover. It’s depressing and incredibly sad, but it is a possible truth you are facing and it needs to be dealt with.
If you have cancer or if someone you love has the disease, one of the first things you should do is work to deal with your own feelings on the matter. Do not allow for any negative feelings to bleed over into someone else’s life. Face those fears head on and work on keeping those emotions at bay.
Accompany your friend or family member to his cancer appointments. Having a second pair of ears to listen for information and someone who may be thinking more clearly about questions or concerns is a great idea.
All people who have had cancer should understand that it can always come back bigger, meaner and stronger. You have to deal with this fear now so that you are better prepared if in fact the cancer does return. Do not assume that you will be ready to deal with it the second time just because you dealt with it the first time. Prepare yourself accordingly.
Broccoli, Bok Choy, Brussels Sprouts and Kale can all help you fight to prevent cancer if you eat them regularly. These vegetables are called cruciferous vegetables and several laboratory studies have shown that ingesting these vegetables can help to regulate certain enzymes in your body which help you defend against cancer.
Losing to cancer is something you definitely do not want to let happen. If you’re still alive, cancer hasn’t defeated you yet; this disease “wins” by killing you.