The mere mention of the word cancer has the ability to strike fear into anyone’s heart. Those who have never received a diagnosis of cancer, likely cannot fathom the anxiety such an event produces. Regardless of whether the cancaer is treatable, operable or terminal, such a diagnosis is life changing. The intent of this article is to make the impact of a cancer diagnosis more bearable.
Cancer patients who smoke should commit to quitting as soon as possible. Some people think that because they have already been diagnosed with cancer, they can’t be saved, and thus quitting smoking would be pointless. That’s wrong, though. Cigarettes are called “cancer sticks” for a reason. The chemicals in the cigarettes significantly reduce the chance that you will recover.
Prepare for the possible physical changes you may go through when receiving cancer treatment. Your doctor will be able to tell you what affect treatment and drugs may have. If hair loss is possible, you might want to buy a wig or if your complexion gets pale, you may need new makeup to help you feel more comfortable.
Be cautious about chemical contamination on fresh fruits and vegetables from the store. A lot of the produce you buy are sprayed with chemicals like pesticides which helps prevent bacteria, bugs, and fungus from harming them. Wash your fruits and vegetable with mild soap and give then a good rinsing to remove any pesticides and contaminants.
If you feel it is necessary, speak up. Some people still have distorted views on cancer, and they may think you cannot do your job properly or that they can catch cancer from you. Think about ways to address such questions or concerns, and address them right away if they arise. Being able to respond to such concerns will help your relationship with others during your cancer treatment.
Regardless of the stage of your cancer, you can do many things to help yourself, to enhance your quality of life, and to seek help from resources and other people. The article above has give you information that you can use to combat cancer.