The diagnosis of cancer may be met with shock or sadness, but you must focus on your survival and recovery. This article contains many useful tips to help you in your battle with cancer, from learning about treatment options, to gathering moral support.
Cancer is a trying ordeal for a person and his or her family. As there are different ways to treat and perhaps even cure certain kinds of cancers, have regular talks with a doctor.
Exposure to too much sun can cause cancer, skin cancer is perhaps the most common type. Applying sunscreen is a must and using protective clothing, like a hat, is very effective for prevention.
Many people don’t know the most modern information regarding cancer. There are those who believe that people with cancer are unable to work. There are even some people who still believe that cancer is contagious. Be as open and honest as possible.
If you want to prevent colon cancer, start moving. Exercise and physical activity seriously reduce the probability of getting this type of cancer. People who don’t exercise are approximately 60 percent more likely to get colon cancer than people who do. If you exercise on a regular basis, your body is healthier and more likely to fight off any disease. In addition, obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes and other diseases which weaken the body, and make it more prone to cancer. Make staying active your goal.
As if there weren’t enough reasons to quit smoking already, quitting reduces your risk of not only the cancers you would expect, like lung cancer, but also colon cancer. The ingredients in cigarettes expose your colon to toxic carcinogens, and tobacco can lead to formation of colon polyps. Just one more reason you should lay the smokes down.
No matter the fight, your goal is to defeat the cancer. While your local physician and oncologist can treat the cancer physically, you won’t usually find the much needed emotional support at a clinic or hospital.